Parker County Courthouse

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Parker County Courthouse
Parker courthouse.jpg
Parker County Courthouse is located in Texas
Parker County Courthouse
Parker County Courthouse is located in the US
Parker County Courthouse
Location Weatherford, Texas
Coordinates 32°45′32″N 97°47′49″W / 32.75889°N 97.79694°W / 32.75889; -97.79694Coordinates: 32°45′32″N 97°47′49″W / 32.75889°N 97.79694°W / 32.75889; -97.79694
Built 1884 (1884)–86
Architect Wesley Clark Dodson (W.C. Dodson)
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP Reference #

71000957

[1]
RTHL # 3939
TSAL # 508
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 21, 1971
Designated RTHL 1965
Designated TSAL 5/28/1981

The Parker County Courthouse is an historic building located at Courthouse Square in Weatherford, Texas, the seat of Parker County. Built in 1884–86, it was the county's fourth courthouse; the first was a wooden building, and the second and third both burned down. Architect Wesley Clark Dodson, who designed at least six courthouses in Texas, designed the Second Empire building. The three-story limestone building is visually divided into five bays; the end and central bays are projecting and feature stone pilasters at their corners. The second-story windows are tall and arched, and the roof line features bracketing around the eaves. The red shingled roof has two mansards atop the ends and a three-story tower in the center; each piece features dormers and a widow's walk, while the tower has louvers and a clock on its upper stories.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1971.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Parker County Courthouse". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved May 30, 2015.