Wharton County Courthouse Historic Commercial District

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Wharton County Courthouse Historic Commercial District
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Wharton County Courthouse
Location Roughly bounded by the alley N of Milam St., Rusk St., Elm St. and Richmond St., Wharton, Texas
Area 21 acres (8.5 ha)
Architect Jules Leffland, Wyatt C. Hedrick, others
Architectural style Moderne, Italianate, Romanesque, other
NRHP reference # 91001624[1]
Added to NRHP November 5, 1991

The Wharton County Courthouse Historic Commercial District is a 21-acre (8.5 ha) historic district in Wharton, Texas that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It includes works by architects Jules Leffland and Wyatt C. Hedrick and others. The NRHP listing included 46 contributing buildings and two contributing objects, as well as 31 non-contributing buildings and two non-contributing objects, on the blocks fronting on the courthouse square and on nearby blocks (see map on page 7 of NRHP document).[1][2]

The Wharton County Courthouse itself is a three-story Art Deco building with a one-story addition. The courthouse square was lined with pecan trees as of 1991 and has an octagonal gazebo and three memorials.[2]

Selected buildings in the district are:

  • W. A. Harrison Building (1913), 200 W. Milam, built for William Alexander Harrison of prominent Harrison family
  • Burger-Robertson Block (1909-1919), 115-137 S. Fulton Street, consisting of six commercial buildings, three of which were designed by Victoria architect Jules Leffland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Daniel Hardy (August 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Wharton County Courthouse". National Archives.  (accessible by searching within National Archives Catalog)