Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square

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Denton County Courthouse
Old Courthouse Denton TX.jpg
Courthouse in 2005
Denton County Courthouse is located in Texas
Denton County Courthouse
Denton County Courthouse
Denton County Courthouse is located in the United States
Denton County Courthouse
Denton County Courthouse
LocationPublic Sq.
Denton, Texas
Coordinates33°12′54″N 97°7′58″W / 33.21500°N 97.13278°W / 33.21500; -97.13278Coordinates: 33°12′54″N 97°7′58″W / 33.21500°N 97.13278°W / 33.21500; -97.13278
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built1895 (1895)
ArchitectWesley Clark Dodson
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #77001438[1]
TSAL #220
RTHL #1208
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 20, 1977
Designated TSALMay 28, 1981
Designated RTHL1970

The Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square is the former courthouse of Denton County located in the county seat Denton, Texas. The Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square was constructed in 1896.[2] In addition to county offices, the "Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum" also calls it home. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

The Courthouse is also the final resting place of John B. Denton, the county's and city's namesake.

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum[edit]

The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum is located at the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square. The museum is one of three Denton County museums, which also include the Bayless-Selby House Museum, and the Denton County African American Museum - both of which are located offsite.

The Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum focuses on the history and culture of Denton County. Exhibits include African American and Hispanic heritage, farming, weapons, dolls, Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, furniture, and special collections of American pressed blue glass, thimbles, Pecan folk art and quilts.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Historic Courthouses in Texas". Texas Historical Commission. Archived from the original on June 2, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum: Historic Exhibits and Special Collections". Archived from the original on May 27, 2007. Retrieved January 26, 2009.

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