Glasscock County Courthouse
Garden City, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1910
Architect - Edward C. Hansford & Co.
Photso: Robert Deering 6/12/2004
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1893

COUNTY NAMED FOR: George W. Glasscock, a Texas Revolution officer and Texas legislator for whom Georgetown, county seat of Williamson County, was also named.

COUNTY SEATS: One - New California. The original settlement called Garden City was abandoned, and New California was subsequently renamed Garden City.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: After the formal organization of the county, an Ohio land company sent a Mr. Gardner to act as agent and to operate a store. A small settlement resulted in 1886 with the establishment of a post office named Garden City in his honor. Apparently it was to have been Gardner City but was misspelled by Washington officials.

COURTHOUSES: Two - 1894 and 1910

STANDING: Two -

  • 1894 courthouse was converted for use as a jail upon completion of the 1910 structure.
  • 1910 Classical Revival courthouse is built of stone.

LOCATION:  117 Currie Ave, Garden City, TX

 
 
 
1894 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 6/12/2004
 

1910 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939