Houston County Courthouse – Crockett TX

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In early 1938, the Houston County commissioners court began making plans for construction of the county’s fifth courthouse. Community leaders led a successful campaign for a bond election of $120,000 to qualify for a Public Works Administration grant.

In November 1938, the 1883 Victorian style courthouse was razed. Finished in 1939, the new courthouse was designed by Houston County native Blum Hester and constructed by Eckert-Fair Construction Co. of Dallas. The Moderne style building with Art Deco features is a reflection of popular architectural trends of the 1930s and is still in use for county government.

The courthouse was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 2000 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 10, 2010.

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Texas Historic Sites Atlas

http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on December 19, 2015.

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Location Info


401 E Houston Ave
Crockett, TX

Coordinates: 31.3180467, -95.4574864

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