Dallas County “Old Red” Courthouse Restoration

Complete interior restoration of the four-story “Old Red” Courthouse to the original 1892 finishes. Restoration includes the fabrication and installation of the original since-removed grand stairway. Project also includes replacement of wood doors, frames, transoms, and hardware, as well as the complete restoration of interior plaster, including gypsum veneer plaster, three-coat lime plaster to match, acoustical plaster and ornamental plaster. Painting includes new paint finishes throughout, as well as gilding and gold-leaf painting. The project includes marble wainscot and architectural carpentry at the courtroom including jury seating, judge’s benches, wall paneling and railing. HVAC upgrades include new air-handling units and system tie-in to the George Allen Courthouse cooling tower. Electrical upgrades to the building include new switchgear and total ornamental lighting installation. Thos. S. Byrne, Ltd. value-engineered this project to meet Dallas County’s project budget, while still maintaining Texas Historical Preservation standards and requirements.

Architect: James Pratt

Size: 85,000 SF

Location: Dallas, TX

  • National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award – Historical Renovation $10-99 Million
    Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.

  • Outstanding Construction Award
    Presented by AGC-Texas Building Branch

  • Excellence in Construction Award – Historical Renovation $10-99 Million
    Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., North Texas Chapter

  • Topping Out Award
    Presented by ARC of Dallas

  • Summit Award
    Presented by Quoin