This building has always been a beauty. Completed in 1897, almost 115 years ago, it remains the largest and oldest continuously operating courthouse in Texas. The architect was James Riely Gordon, who designed a number of Texas' beautiful courthouses. The style is Richardsonian Romanesque revival, in pink granite and red sandstone. S.A. has a few other buildings in this style, noteworthy for the heavy proportions (like big fat arches and columns) of the masonry. A cool building all around. My grandmother used to work here.