Another beautiful Texas Court House with a story - Atascosa CountyEvery courthouse in Texas is unique, but the one in Jourdanton has a special claim to fame: it’s the only existing Mission Revival-style courthouse in the state.
By as early as 1722, El Camino Real de los Tejas (one of the Spanish royal highways) from the Rio Grande to San Antonio was well established in this area. The Spanish word “atascosa,” denoting boggy ground that hindered travel, gave the region its name.
Jourdanton became the county seat in 1911, necessitating a new courthouse. San Antonio architect Henry T. Phelps provided the design, and the Atascosa County Courthouse was completed in 1913.
The courthouse’s Mission Revival characteristics include shaped parapets, pyramidal tile roofs with broad overhangs, balconies with decorative iron railings, arched openings, and wooden windows with divided lights.
The building was restored in 2003 through the THC’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. ... See MoreSee Less
Make sure volume is turned up. Interview with JoAnn! 1978 video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. "The nonprofit Granbury Opera Association spent a quarter million dollars restoring the building, and three years ago the Opera House was in business again with a melodrama called Gold in the Hills." Granbury Opera House... See MoreSee Less
Author Stephen Harrigan will be our distinguished speaker for our next Ramay - McAtee Lecture Series on November 4th. Save the date and more info to come. "This collection of articles, inspired by the publication of author Stephen Harrigan’s, BIG WONDERFUL THING, suggest a truce, by asking us to acknowledge that there’s more than one way to look at the past, and that other interludes in our history are as worthy of attention as those few terrible days in 1836." Texas Monthly ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow, 2:00pm Saturday, Sept 18 “Local Tales Told by Local Folks” Another fascinating story! This month's guest speaker is local historian Melinda Jo Ray. First Presbyterian Church of Granbury, 303 W Bridge St. ... See MoreSee Less
November 6th and 7th is the Sesquicentennial Celebration! Step back in time with entertainment and activities that encompass the culture and history of Granbury and Hood County: historic food, dancing...
This year, in conjunction with Granbury’s Sesquicentennial birthday celebration, The Bridge Street History Center, in recognition of the historical significance of the Granbury Opera House, is producing a new play titled, “Granbury Follies.” This one-act play with a small, select cast will keep you laughing, your toes tapping, and you’ll have a chance to join the fun with audience singing. The dates for this nostalgic play are Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10. Tickets are available at the Granbury Opera House box office, at 133 E. Pearl St. in Granbury (817-579-0952). or ci.ovationtix.com/35348/production/1077568?performanceId=10837769... See MoreSee Less
Local Tales by Local Folks! This Saturday September18, 2:00pm-3:30pm. Guest speaker Melinda Jo Ray, Author & Local Historian. Click on this link to reserve your FREE tickets! - bshc.ticketleap.com/local-tales-9-21/details First Presbyterian Church of Granbury, TX bshc-granbury.org/wp/ for more info. ... See MoreSee Less