Designing houses of law and order


Known for Texas courthouses, James Riely Gordon became nationally recognized architect

James Riely Gordon left a legacy in Texas with his impressive designs of county courthouses. Courtesy
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series about the Hopkins County Courthouse. The third part will be about the courthouse’s restoration in 2001. Scattered throughout the state of Texas and along the East Coast are architectural wonders that strike the eye with their unique and innovative design, and they trace their blueprints to one person: architect James Riely Gordon. Born in…

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