Delivering an education in the elements of architectural style, this book gives attention to 100 landmark courthouses in Texas. Details about the artisans and their materials and methods are recorded and stories abound of the spirited competition by towns for the trophy of being designated "county seat."
Author MICHAEL ANDREWS has long been a friend of historic preservation, both during his time as a U.S. Congressman from Texas and later as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is an attorney practicing in Washington, D.C., where he lives with his wife, Ann.