Atascosa County (Jourdanton)
Architect: Henry T. Phelps
Year Built: 1912.
This is the only existing Mission Revival style courthouse in Texas. Characteristics of this style include shaped parapets, pyramidal tile roofs with broad overhangs, balconies with decorative iron railings, arched openings, and wooden windows with divided lights.
The courthouse looks the same and has identical entries on all four sides.
It was restored by the Texas Historical Commission and rededicated in June 2003.
I have handled several real estate cases in Atascosa County and participated in hearings in this courthouse.
In addition to this Courthouse, H. T. Phelps designed the following Texas courthouses:
- San Patricio County
- Blanco County
- Jim Hogg County
- Kimble County
- La Salle County
- Mills County; and
- Uvalde County