Details for Houston County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5225012422)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225012422


Marker Number 12422
Atlas Number 5225012422
Marker Title Houston County Courthouse
Index Entry Houston County Courthouse
Address 401 E. Houston Ave.
City Crockett
County Houston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 265992
UTM Northing 3467260
Subject Codes courthouses; Art Moderne (Architectural style); Art Deco
Marker Year 2000
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Houston County Courthouse grounds
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In early 1938, the Houston County commissioners court, with County Judge B. F. Bradley presiding, began making plans for construction of the county's fifth courthouse. Built in 1939 with funds from the federal Public Works Administration, the building was designed by Houston County native Blum Hester and constructed by Eckert-Fair Construction Co. of Dallas. The Moderne style courthouse with Art Deco features is a reflection of popular architectural trends of the 1930s and remains a center of politics and government for the county's citizens. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000