Originally built in 1910, the Harris County Courthouse in Houston was first renovated in 1953.

Photo by Nash Baker Photography
The 1910 Harris County Courthouse.

Camarata Masonry Systems assisted general contractor Vaughn Construction in restoring the courthouse to its original 1910 state.

The team worked for 14 months to complete the project.

Work included removal, cataloging, storage, cleaning, restoration and reinstallation of much of the existing stone, along with the installation of historically accurate ceramic tile and mosaics to match the courthouse's original look.

The six-story granite and buff brick building encompasses an entire city block in downtown Houston.

Key Players

Owner: Harris County, Houston

General Contractor: Vaughn Construction, Houston

Lead Design: PGAL, Houston

Civil: PGAL

Structural: Walter P Moore, Houston

MEP: Jacobs Carter Burgess, Houston

Submitted by Camarata Masonry Systems Ltd.