Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regent's Suite A and Twilight Ballroom

Start Date

7-4-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2011 8:00 PM

Comments

While interning at the Nacogdoches County Courthouse I became fascinated with the building and its architecture. I soon discovered the current courthouse on West Main St. was only one of five courthouses to be built in the Nacogdoches area. I wanted to learn more about the architectural history of the buildings and the significance of that architecture's time period.

The Nacogdoches County Courthouse is a courthouse that is a representation of the people who lived in the city as well as a reflection of the cities within the county. It is the home to the great resting place of many Spaniards who helped to establish a settlement recognized as the “Oldest Town in Texas.” Although there will eventually come at time for the next courthouse to be removed and another to be constructed, this current courthouse is a great symbol of pride and devotion brought forth by the people of Nacogdoches and their brethren before them.

This research can be a stepping stone for those wishing to study the architecture of other courthouses in East Texas. This project may be the stepping stone towards a career in historical preservation or public history.

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Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regent's Suite A and Twilight Ballroom