Nueces County Courthouses
I just finished county number 124, Nueces County. Corpus Christi is the county seat. I honestly don't know which is sadder, the neglected 1914 courthouse or the "new" 1977 courthouse. After letting the 1914 building sit idle for 35 years, the county can't afford to restore it (estimated cost about $41 million) and can't demolish it before 2027 for legal reasons. On the other hand, the 1977 building is an awful design. My hope is that by 2027 the 1977 building will be abandoned and demolished and the 1914 courthouse (fully restored) will become the centerpiece of a new county complex.
James W. Hajovsky
10/1/2012 12:12:26 am
I love your pictures and a trip thru Texas visiting the courthouses and the pictures you take. I hate the thought of thinking that the Nueces Courthouse built in 1917 will be demolished in 2027. It has stood thru many hurricanes and storms which means it was well built and if that is the case I wish someone could buy it and turn it into a hotel. It would be quiet an investment for someone but I think they would make their money back and the city and county would benefit from this also.
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