2. 1882 Cameron Country Courthouse (1882)

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1131 E. Jefferson Street
This was the first structure built specifically for the Cameron County Courthouse. Constructed in the Second Renaissance Revival syle, the building was designed with a double-door entrance on all four sides and tall Palladian style windows above the doors. The distinctive cupola and other roof embellishments were destroyed in the hurricane of 1933. County officials occupied offices on the first floor. The courtroom was located on the second floor, while the third floor provided sleeping rooms for court officers. The courthouse was conveniently located across the alley from the jail but during the same period. It has continuously housed the Masonic Lodge since 1914.