Mason County

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Mason County is named for Fort Mason which was located in Texas.

 

Created:  January 22, 1858

County Seat: 

Mason  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mason

 

Location:  201 Fort McKavitt Street / San Antonio Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Mutual Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and  is a two story granite, red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a large portico with four columns rising a wide pediment with fanlight at the roof line. There are porticoes each of the other sides. The windows have stone headers. There is stone trim at the corners. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with clock at the top. The roof is hipped. On the east side of the building is a one story washroom. On the south side of the building is the old brownstone County Jail built in 1894.

 

See:  The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story rock structure built by August Brockmann in 1875. The building burned in 1877. The second courthouse was a two story stone structure designed by Francis M Carr & Daniels and constructed in 1878 at a cost of $4,500. The third courthouse was constructed at a cost of $39,721.

 

Courthouses: 

N – McCulloch County and San Saba County

E – Llano County

S – Gillespie County and Kimble County

W – Kimble County and Menard 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Washroom Building

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2017