Lee County Courthouse
Giddings, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1899
Architect - J. Riely Gordon
Photos: Robert Deering 4/24/2007
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1874

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Robert E. Lee, army officer and commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Giddings.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The town is usually said to have been named for Jabez Deming Giddings, a stockholder in the railroad, though some sources state that the source of the name was Dewitt C. Giddings.

COURTHOUSES: Two - 1878 and 1897

STANDING: One - 1897 Romanesque Revival courthouse built of brick.

RENOVATION: Complete - Rededication October 8, 2004

 NOTE: This building is similar to the Comal County Courthouse in New Braunfels.

 
 

1899 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 

1899 Courthouse
Under Renovation
Photo: Robert Deering 9/16/2003