Wharton County Courthouse
Wharton, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1889
Architect - Eugene T. Heiner
Photos: Robert Deering 1/31/2009
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1846

COUNTY NAMED FOR: Brothers William H. and John A. Wharton.

COUNTY SEATS: One - Wharton

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Same as the county.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1848, 1852, and 1889.

STANDING:  One -1889 structure originally designed in the Second Empire style, but remodeled as a Moderne building in 1935. Additions were made in 1949. However, restoration of this courthouse back to it's original 1889 configuration was completed in 2007.

RENOVATION:  Complete - Rededication August 4, 2007.   Restoration included the demolition of the 1940s additions that had surrounded the building resulting in a fully restored exterior, including a replicated clock tower.

 
 

1889 Courthouse
Before Modifications
 

1889 Courthouse
Aftter 1935 Remodeling Project
 
 
1889 Courthouse Before Restoration
Photo: Robert Deering 9/12/2002