Details for Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building (Atlas Number 5439005196)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439005196


Marker Number 5196
Atlas Number 5439005196
Marker Title Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building
Index Entry Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building
Address 300 W. Belknap
City Fort Worth
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 655998
UTM Northing 3625606
Subject Codes jails and prisons; educational topics; Beaux Arts; Classical Revival (architectural style); design and construction; institutional buildings
Marker Year 1984
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 200 W. Belknap, Fort Worth
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1917-18, this structure is located on land upon which old Camp Worth was constructed in 1849. The noted Fort Worth architectural firm of Sanguinet and Staats designed the building, incorporating elements of the Beaux Arts and Classical Revival styles. In addition to a criminal courtroom, it originally housed the jail and gallows, a jail hospital, mental wards, and offices for the Sheriff, District Attorney, and District Clerk.