Today this building is known as the Old Red Museum; however, when it was erected in 1892 it was the Dallas County Courthouse. It is built of red Sandstone with Rusticated Marble Accents. Eventually it became widely known as "Old Red." The architecture is Richardsonian Romanesque style named after the architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886). The building is on the National Historic register.
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." ~ Frank Gehry
Old Red is one of my favorite Texas courthouses (now a museum). It was built during the "Golden Age" of courthouses in Texas and reflects the county's affluence and power. These Romanesque courthouses often remind me of European castles with the turrets, arched windows and doorways.