Fayette County Courthouse

La Grange, Texas
National Register of Historic Places, Recorded Texas Historical Landmark, State Archeological Landmark

Key Issues

• Life safety, building egress, accessibility, and structural improvements

• Historic atrium reconstruction including a newly integrated skylight

• Reconstruction of original umbricated slate shingle roof, limestone chimneys, copper scroll and ornamental finials, and flagpoles based on historic photographs

• Masonry, window and door restoration

• Interior finish work specifically includes reproduction of historic paint colors, anaglpyta reproduction, marble floor restoration, and original shellac finish renewal

• Building systems replacement and fire sprinkler system integration

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The Fayette County Courthouse is the oldest remaining courthouse from architect J. Riely Gordon. The design was the first in a Texas public building to employ elements of the Romanesque Revival style and Gordon’s trademark central atrium.

In 2006, our project received a Citation of Honor from AIA Austin and the Treasures of Texas Award for Best Restoration from Preservation Texas. It was featured on the AIA National Convention tour in May, 2007, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation tour in October, 2010.