Kendall County

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Kendall

Kendall County is named for George Wilkins Kendall, who was an early journalist and sheep rancher.

 

Created:  January 10, 1862

County Seat: 

Boerne  1862 – present

 

County Courthouse – Boerne  

 

Location:  201 East San Antonio Street / South Saunders Street

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Rehler, Vaughan & Koone Inc. of San Antonio

Contractor:  Browning Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story cream colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city opposite the old courthouse and old jail. The north front has a projecting center section with arched entrances on the first story and rises to the roof. The south part of the building extends outwards. Horizontal bands of polished limestone runs along the building. The roof is hipped and gray colored metal.

 

Old County Courthouse – Boerne  

 

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Location:  204 East San Antonio Street / Watt Street

Built:  1869 – 1871

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Philip Zoeller

Contractor:  J F Stendebach

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city on the north side of the present courthouse.  The south front has three central arches with recessed entrance. There is a balcony on the second story. The corners are hexagonal. In 1886, the second story was constructed. The architect was Charles Buckel and the contractor was Oches & Walsh. The building was expanded in 1909. The architect was Alfred Gillis and the contractor was E H Clemens. The building was restored in 2009 to 2010. The architect was Wagner & Klein of Fredericksburg and the contractor was M J Boyle of San Antonio. On the north side is the old limestone jail built in 1884.

 

Note:  In 1869, the bid for masonry was $1787.40 by J F Stendebach and carpentry was $1495,00 by J V Phillip. Philip Zoeller supervised construction.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the second oldest courthouse in Texas which is still in use. The oldest courthouse is located in Cass County (1861) and the third oldest courthouse is located in Lampasas County (1883).

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gillespie County and Blanco County

E – Comal County

S – Bexar County and Bandera County

W – Kerr County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2017