Details for Polk County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5373012712)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5373012712

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Marker Number 12712
Atlas Number 5373012712
Marker Title Polk County Courthouse
Index Entry Polk County Courthouse
Address 101 W. Church Street (US 190 at US 59 Bus.)
City Livingston
County Polk
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 314873
UTM Northing 3398926
Subject Codes courthouses; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 101 W. Church Street (US 190 at US 59 Bus.)
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Polk County Courthouse Completed in 1924, this is the fifth courthouse to serve Polk County. Citing "lack of space and modern conveniences," the Commissioners Ccourt hired the Houston architectural firm of McLelland & Fink to design their new building. Contractor Isaac Young completed demolition of the 1884 courthouse by July 1923, and the first court meetings were held in this building by the fall of 1924. Designed to include an auditorium, library, American Legion hall and post office, which were replaced in later years by administrative and judicial offices, the Polk County Courthouse features Classical Revival styling with Beaux Arts influences. It stands as a significant part of Livingston's architectural heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001