Waller County

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Waller County is named for Edwin Waller, who was the first mayor of Austin and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

 

Created:  April 28, 1873

County Seat: 

Hempstead  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hempstead  

 

Location:  836 Austin Street / 9th Street

Built:  1955 – 1956

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Herbert Voelcker

Contractor:  Baxter Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red-orange colored brick, concrete, limestone and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds and has a large limestone faced center section framing the entrance. Vertical concrete dividers separate the windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  A courthouse was built in 1877. The previous courthouse was designed by A O Watson and constructed by M Clark in 1894. The building was razed when the present courthouse was constructed.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Washington County and Grimes County

E – Montgomery County and Harris County

S – Fort Bend County

W – Austin County and Washington County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Courthouse Clock

 

 

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Courthouse 2006

Courthouse 2006 and 2014