Bexar County Courthouse
San Antonio, Texas
 
 
     
 
 Completed - 1988
Architects -  Ford, Powell, & Carson Inc.; Joneskell Architects, Inc.; Saldana & Associates
Photos: Robert Deering 9/15/2003
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1836

COUNTY NAMED FOR: The name Bexar was commonly applied to the presidio of San Antonio de Béxar and the villa of San Fernando de Béxar, which developed into the present city of San Antonio, as well as to the municipality from which modern Bexar County evolved.

COUNTY SEATS: One - San Antonio

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR:  The town grew out of San Antonio de Béxar Presidio, founded 1718, and the villa of San Fernando de Béxar, chartered by Canary Islanders in 1731.

COURTHOUSES: Five -1837, 1850, 1882, 1892, and 1988.

STANDING: Two -

  • 1892 Romanesque Revival building made of red granite, with a unique beehive tower. There have been numerous additions dating from 1928.
  • Also standing is the 1988 brick courthouse. 
 
 
 
1882 Courthouse
 

1892 Courthouse
 
 
 
 

 

Bexar County Courthouse
Name, Texas

 
  Completed - 1892
Architect -  J. Riely Gordon
Photos: Robert Deering 9/15/2003

 

     
1892 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 
1892 Courthouse
Photo:
Robert Deering 1974
     

 

San Antonio, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering
9/15/2003

 
1889 San Antonio Citty Hall
 
First Baptist Church of San Antonio