Details for King County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5269002945)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5269002945


Marker Number 2945
Atlas Number 5269002945
Marker Title King County Courthouse
Index Entry King County Courthouse
City Guthrie
County King
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 378502
UTM Northing 3721097
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse, intersection of Highway 82 and 83, Guthrie
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text Created in 1876, King County organized in 1891. Its first courthouse, a two-story frame structure, was destroyed in 1905 by a tornado. The next house of justice, built of sandstone, burned in 1914. That same year, the county hired Fort Worth architect Ernest E. Churchill to design a new courts building. The two-story concrete structure served as the courthouse until 1982, when the county converted it to a library and built a new courthouse. The Classical Revival edifice exhibits prairie-style influences. Today, it remains a testament to the aspirations of early 20th-century King County residents. (1962)