Details for Callahan County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5507013799)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013799


Marker Number 13799
Atlas Number 5507013799
Marker Title Callahan County Courthouse
Index Entry Callahan County Courthouse
Address 100 W. 4th St.
City Baird
County Callahan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 462952
UTM Northing 3583976
Subject Codes courthouses
Marker Year 2003
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 100 W. 4th St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The county seat moved from Belle Plain to Baird in 1883, and a courthouse, designed by noted architect F.E. Ruffini, was built at this site. The county hired another noted architect, J. Riely Gordon, in 1900 for a larger courthouse; J.E. Flanders was the supervising architect. In 1928, the growing county hired Voelcker & Dixon Architects & Engineers of Wichita Falls, who designed this Classical Revival courthouse, completed the next year. Suggs and Dunlap contractors constructed the building, which features intricate detailing, including acanthus leaves, rosettes, medallions and cartouches. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003