Hopkins County Courthouse, Sulphur Springs

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The Hopkins County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located in Sulphur Springs, Texas, the seat of Hopkins County. It was designed by San Antonio-based architect James Riely Gordon and constructed in 1894 and 1895. The courthouse was built in the Romanesque Revival architectural style with red sandstone and pink granite, and its design includes a number of unusual features, such as a double-helix staircase, a clockless tower, and entrances that are located on its northwest and southwest corners, instead of on its sides.

The building was restored in 2001 and 2002 at a cost of $3.66 million to the State of Texas and $1.3 million to Hopkins County, and it continues to serve as an operating courthouse that is open to the public on a daily basis. The courthouse has also received numerous awards and accolades, including its designation as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1975 and its addition to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

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  • I've been twice but never too many times. Sweet place to just sit and relax. Restaurants are within walking distance.  more »
  • My wife & I were roaming about NE Texas and came across this VERY UNUSUAL duo of two mirrored public restrooms parked on the county courthouse lawn. Now I've been through many US counties (80...  more »
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  • Beautiful memorial! Very well done. Beautiful courthouse! And yes, we stopped for the restroom but was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the courtyard is. The surrounding area has many quaint shops I'd love to explore, and plan to!!
  • We stopped here initially to see America's only public bathrooms with see through walls, which were awesome! The town is a treasure, wish we could've spent more time browsing the many quaint shops I saw. We ate at Burgerland, it was great also. Don't miss this place if even for a brief stop!
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