center of the Texas judicial system was once located in the Capitol's
third floor north wing where the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal
Appeals met in nearby courtrooms. The Supreme Court judges presided
in a room containing plush carpeting, walnut furniture and draperies
like those found in the legislative chambers, sitting behind an
elaborately carved bench.
1959, the courts have not been located in the Capitol. The restoration
of the Supreme Court Courtroom was enhanced by the discovery of
original remnants of the carpeting and back drapery, making possible
an exact reproduction of their historic patterns and colors.