Details for Van Zandt County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5467012270)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5467012270


Marker Number 12270
Atlas Number 5467012270
Marker Title Van Zandt County Courthouse
Index Entry Van Zandt County Courthouse
Address 121 E. Dallas (SH 64)
City Canton
County Van Zandt
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes courthouses; Art Deco
Marker Year 1999
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1937 with public Works Administration funds, this is the sixth building to serve as the Van Zandt County Courthouse. According to local lore, the commissioners court decreed that a modern courthouse should be erected in order to provide jobs for men of the county during the Depression era. The stepped massed edifice with cast stone veneer walls features art deco and art moderne details and is noteworthy for its vertical emphasis and its association with the architectural firm of Voelcker and Dixon. The Wichita Falls and Houston-based firm designed several west Texas courthouses in this style. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999


Van Zandt County Courthouse (RTHL)
Van Zandt County Courthouse (RTHL)