Harris County Courthouse
Houston, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1911
Architect - Lang, Witchell, & Barglebaugh
Photos: Robert Deering 2/1/2009
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1836 (orginally named Harrisburg County)

COUNTY NAMED FOR: 
John R. Harris, early Harris County settler and founder of Harrisburg, TX.

COUNTY SEATS:
One - Houston.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: 
Sam Houston.

COURTHOUSES:
Eight - 1838, 1851, 1883, 1911, 1953. In addition, there are the Family Law Center, Criminal Justice Center (2000), and Civil Courthouse (2005) buildings.

STANDING:
 Five -

  • 1910 Beaux- ARTS courthouse built of granite and brick (vacant)
  • 1953 Modern courthouse built of marble and granite (now the Juvinal Justice Center)
  • Family Law Center
  • 2000 Criminal Justice Center
  • 2005 Civil Courthouse. 

RENOVATION: 1911 Building Complete - Rededication August 23, 2011

 
 

1851 Courthouse
 

1883 Courthouse
 
1911 Courthouse
Photo: TX DoT 1939
 

1911 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1974


1953 Courthouse
Now Juvinal Justice Center

Family Law Center
 

2000 Criminal Justice Center

2005 Civil Courts Bulding