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Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio

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Government Building Historic Site
The Bexar County Courthouse is a historic building in downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA.The building was designed by architect J. Riely Gordon, and borders Main Plaza, along with such other architectural landmarks as the Cathedral of San Fernando. The style is Romanesque Revival, and the main material used is red sandstone. Ground was broken for Gordon's structure on August 4, 1891, and the cornerstone was laid December 17, 1892. After several delays, construction was fully completed in 1896. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.The Courthouse currently functions as the county seat of Bexar County.
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  • Had Jury Duty. Ended up chosen so we spent 2 weeks at the courthouse. Everyone there was terrific. Facilities were great. Surrounding area was full of great spots to eat.  more »
  • Easy to get to, with ample parking. The people working here are fairly helpful. A few good Mexican restaurants nearby.  more »
  • As you are walking around downtown San Antonio you will come upon a park that has two beautiful structures. One of these is the Bexar (Pronounced Bear) County Courthouse. It is so pretty and unique yo...  more »
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  • thank you judge Celeste Brown for being so kind understanding and friendly
  • It was a fun time. We all sat and had a good laugh. Everyone was really feeling really at ease. This is a really good travel agency for vacations. They are efficient. And they only need like one charge and you are good to go on your vacation. I wasn't too bad. Would suggest. Will be back.
  • Great Staff and resources - and beautiful building!
  • As a tourist, this building along with it's fountain is eye catching from right across the Historical Main Plaza. It stands to be the Bexar Courthouse of the fourth largest County in Texas and the 19th largest County nationally. The building was built right before the 20th century and designed in a Romanesque Revival Style.
  • The Bexar County Courthouse was built in 1897. The historic courthouse is built out of red sand stone and granite, from Texas. There is also the renovated Double Hyatt Courtroom. There is also a WWII exhibit on display. It's free and open to public, Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm. The exhibit will leave November 11, and head towards Brady Green Hosiptal, then onto Europe in 2017.

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