Details for Lynn County Courthouse (Atlas Number 5507015274)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015274


Marker Number 15274
Atlas Number 5507015274
Marker Title Lynn County Courthouse
Index Entry Lynn County Courthouse
City Tahoka
County Lynn
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2008
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text In 1876 the Texas legislature created Lynn county, which organized in 1903 with Tahoka as county seat. A two-story frame structure on this site served as courthouse until citizens approved a bond election for the current building in Jul. 1915. Designed by William M. Rice and built by A.Z. Rogers, the three-story building with full basement housed courtrooms, office space and the county jail. Completed in Dec. 1916, the reinforced concrete building with red brick and cast stone veneer exhibits classical revival style in symmetrical facades repeated on opposite sides and porticos with ionic columns.