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Taken 4-Apr-09
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Menard County Historical Marker, Menard County Courthouse
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Dimensions3872 x 2592
Original file size3.59 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Apr-09 16:14
Date modified4-Apr-09 16:14
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Camera modelNIKON D60
Focal length20 mm
Focal length (35mm)30 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/160 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Menard County Courthouse

Menard County Courthouse

Menard County, Texas
30 54.901' N 99 47.041' W

Text: Menard County organized in 1871 and officials built the first courthouse in 1880 and a second in 1886. In 1930 in a close election, county residents approved a new jail and courthouse. Elmer J. Withers of the Fort Worth firm Withers and Thompson, designed the new courthouse with a jail on the fourth floor. Completed in 1932, the art deco structure features stepped massing, cast stone detailing, medallions, shields and casement windows. Mayan influences are seen on the fluted pilasters's capitals and on inset panels. Once also housing the Menard Library and local organizations, the courthouse is a community focal point and has been the site of many gatherings and festivals.