James Riely Gordon Architecture Photos

James Riely Gordon (1863-1937) born in Virginia, moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1874, where he studied architecture with W.K. Dobson and J.N. Preston. In two decades in Texas he designed hundreds of buildings including 18 courthouses. Many of his structures are now demolished. He did the AZ capitol dome. Gordon moved to New York in 1903.

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Staacke Bros & Stevens buildings. San Antonio, TX.Stevens building detail. San Antonio, TX.Stevens building housed a University club. San Antonio, TX.Staacke Bros building detail. San Antonio, TX.
Staacke Bros & Stevens buildings. San Antonio, TX. Architect: James Riely Gordon.Stevens building (1891) (315 Commerce) detail. San Antonio, TX. Architect: James Riely Gordon. On National Register.Stevens building housed a University club. San Antonio, TX.Staacke Bros building (1894) (317 Commerce) detail. San Antonio, TX. Architect: James Riely Gordon. On National Register.
Staacke Bros building housed a carriage business. San Antonio, TX.Bexer County Courthouse. San Antonio, TX.Bexer County Courthouse lamp detail. San Antonio, TX.Bexer County Courthouse balconies. San Antonio, TX.
Staacke Bros building housed a carriage business. San Antonio, TX.Bexer County Courthouse (1892) (20 Dolorosa St. on Main Plaza de Las Islas). San Antonio, TX. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: James Riely Gordon. On National Register.Bexer County Courthouse lamp detail. San Antonio, TX.Bexer County Courthouse balconies. San Antonio, TX.
George Kalteyer house in King William district. San Antonio, TX.George Kalteyer house tower detail. San Antonio, TX.Clifford Building. San Antonio, TX.McKean-Eilers building. Austin, TX.
George Kalteyer house (1892) (425 King William) in King William district. San Antonio, TX. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: James Riely Gordon.George Kalteyer house tower detail. San Antonio, TX.Clifford Building (1893) (423-31 Commerce). San Antonio, TX. Architect: James Riely Gordon.McKean-Eilers building (1897) (317 Congress Ave.). Austin, TX. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: James Riely Gordon & Burt McDonald.
State Capitol. Phoenix, AZ.State Capitol dome. Phoenix, AZ.State Capitol winged victory on dome. Phoenix, AZ.State Capitol museum legislature chamber. Phoenix, AZ.
State Capitol (1900+) (1700 W Washington). Phoenix, AZ. Style: Neo-classical. Architect: James Reiley Gordon. On National Register.State Capitol copper dome with winged victory. Phoenix, AZ.State Capitol winged victory on dome. Phoenix, AZ.State Capitol museum legislature chamber recreation (legislature meets in new building). Phoenix, AZ.
McLennan County Courthouse. Waco, TX.Dome details of McLennan County Courthouse with statue of justice & eagles. Waco, TX.

McLennan County Courthouse (1901) (Public Square). Waco, TX. Style: Beaux-Arts. Architect: James Riely Gordon. On National Register.Dome details of McLennan County Courthouse with statue of justice & eagles. Waco, TX.


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