Tarrant County Courthouse
Fort Worth, Texas
 
 
     
 
 Tim Curry Justice Center
Completed -
1990
Architect - FRS Design Group
Photos: Robert Deering 6/18/2016
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1850

COUNTY NAMED FOR: General Edward H. Tarrant, military commander and Texas Ranger.

COUNTY SEATS: Two - Birdville and Fort Worth

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: General William Jenkins Worth, hero of the Mexican War.

COURTHOUSES: Eleven -1850 and 1856 in Birdville; 1860, 1876, 1878, 1895, 1918, 1962, 1990, 2005, and 2015 in Fort Worth.

STANDING: 

  • 1895 Texas Renaissance Revival Courthouse
  • 1918 Criminal Courts Building
  • 1962 Criminal Courts Building
  • 1990 Justice Center
  • 2005 Family Law Center
  • 2015 Civil Courts Building

RENNOVATION: 1895 building was completed in 1983.


The 1990 Tim Curry Justice Center is a ten story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The first and second stories has large pillars with walkway on the first story. The upper stories have horizontal windows with large vertical windows at the center section, with a green colored pyramid on the flat roof.

 

Location:  401 West Belknap Street / Taylor Street

 
 

1860 Courthouse
 

1878 Courthouse
 
 
1895 Courthouse
 
 
1918 Criminal Courts Building
 
 
1962 Criminal Courts Building

   
 Family Law Center
Completed -
2005
Architect - Gideon Toal, Inc.
Photo: Robert Deering 6/18/2016
 
 Tom Vandergriff Civil Courts Building
Completed - 2015
Architect - HOK / HKS
Photo: Robert Deering 6/18/2016
 

 

Tarrant County Courthouse
Fort Worth, Texas

 
 Criminal Courts Building
Completed -
1962
Architect - Easterwood & Easterwood
Photo: Robert Deering 6/18/2016

The 1962 Criminal Courts Building faces south and is a cream colored brick and concrete ten story structure. It has a polished stone framed central entrance at the center of the first story.  Floors 1 through 4 contained various County courts and offices.  The structure is 11 stories tall and could house up to 600 inmates on floors 5 through 10, with floor 11 containing a large, kitchen to feed the prisoners and jailers.  It is connected to the 1918 Crimnal Courts Building on the east and a County Jail facility on the west. 

 Location:  300 West Belknap Street / Houston Street

 

Tarrant County Courthouse
Fort Worth, Texas

 
 Criminal Courts Building
Completed -
1918
Architect - Sanguinet & Staats
Photo: Robert Deering 6/18/2016

The building faces south and is a seven story buff colored brick and Texas granite structure. The south front has a one story Texas granite portico with two columns and two large pillars with stairs ascending to a recessed entrance on the second story. There is a similar portico on the east side. Sandstone faces the first and second stories and buff colored brick coves the upper section of the building with a projecting cornice running below the roof line. The building was remodeled in 1951 and 1970, and  is connected to the 1962 Criminal Courts Building along the west side,

 Location:  200 West Belknap Street / Houston Street


         

 

Tarrant County Courthouse
Fort Worth, Texas

 Completed - 1895
Architect - Gunn & Curtiss
Photos: Robert Deering 7/28/2001

The 1895 building is a Texas Renaissance Revival four story red colored granite  structure, with a center section that extends from the main building. The entrance has a four double column portico with balcony above.  A narrow square tower rises in the center with clock and black dome at the top. On the east and west are green colored domed towers. An addition was added on the west end in 1956, but has been demolished to allow the courthouse to stand alone on courthouse square.  Rennovation of the building was completed in 1983.

 

Location:  100 West Weatherford Street / Commerce Street


     
     
     
 
           


1895 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939
 
1895 Courthouse
Photo: Robert Deering 1975

 

Fort Worth, Texas
Photos: Robert Deering

 
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