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Index by County Name - Index by County Seat - Architect List

I photographed my first Texas county courthouse in 1973 with the goal to capture all 254 counties in just a few short years.  However, I finally got the last one in 2005 - 32 years later.  Cameras used during this time were as follows:

  • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic 35 mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) film camera.  I bought this camera when I was stationed in Korea in 1969 for $126 with a 1.4 / 50 mm lens on a layaway plan at the local PX.  It served me well for more than 20 years and I still have it in my collection today. 

  • Minolta X-700 35 mm SLR film camera.  A nice camera, but not up to what I had learned to expect from the Pentax. 

  • Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD95 2.1 Mega Pixels digital camera.  An early digital camera that stored images on a floppy disk (remember those?).  A majority of the Texas courthouses on this site were shot with this camera and image quality produced is not as sharp and clear by today's standards.  It left me longing for a true digital SLR. 

  • Canon Digital Rebel 6.3 Mega Pixels SLR digital camera.  A very nice camera.  It gave me just what I was looking for in versatility and clarity.  All Texas courthouse pictures from January 2004 through December 2012 were shot with this camera, and I will continue to use it as a backup for my primary equipment. 

  • Canon 7D 18 Mega Pixels SLR digital camera.  A retirement gift for myself that I plan to use to revisit a number of locations to update and replace some of those fuzzy images from the past. 

The Texas Historical Commission has done a nice job in helping to fund and preserve historic courthouse buildings.  Since I finished capturing all 254 of the Texas courthouses in 2005, a number of them have undergone complete renovation and restoration.  Some of these buildings had lost a building features over the years, including clock towers, due to remodeling efforts, storms, or structural problems.  Many have now been beautifully restored to their original configuration.  In addition, some counties have built new courthouses, or Justice Centers as many are called today, yet preserving the older building as a museum, library, or community center.   And there are still six counties I haven't visited since 1974 and new photos are needed.

What this means is I need to hit the road again and take some pictures.  I look forward this challenge and updating this site with new images from the past and the present. 

Thanks for looking.

Robert E. Deering

Index by County Name
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A

Anderson

Andrews

Angelina

Aransas

Archer

Armstrong

Atasocsa
 
Austin
B
 
Bailey
 
Bandera
 
Bastrop
 
Baylor
 
Bee
 
Bell
 
Bexar
 
Blanco
               
 
Bordon
 
Bosque
 
Bowie
 
Brazoria
 
Brazos
 
Brewster

Briscoe
 
Brooks
               
 
Brown
 
Burleson
 
Burnet
         
C
 
Caldwell
 
Calhoun
 
Callahan
 
Cameron
 
Camp
 
Carson
 
Cass
 
Castro
               
 
Chambers
 
Cherokee
 
Childress
 
Clay
 
Cochran
 
Collin
 
Collingsworth
 
Colorado
               
 
Comal
 
Comanche
 
Concho
 
Cooke
 
Coryell
 
Cottle
 
Crane
 
Crockett
               
 
Crosby
 
Culberson
           

























D
 
Dallam
 
Dallas
 
Dawson
 
Deaf Smith
 
Delta
 
Denton
 
De Witt

Dickens 
               
 
Dimmit
 
Donley
 
Duval
         
E
 
Eastland
 
Ector
 
Edwards
 
Ellis
 
El Paso
 
Erath
   
F

Falls

Fannin

Fayette

Fisher

Flyod

Foard

Fort Bend

Franklin
               

Freestone

Frio
           
G

Gaines

Galveston

Garza

Gillespie

Glasscock

Goliad

Gonzales

Gray
               

Grayson

Gregg

Grimes

Guadalupe
       











H

Hale

Hall

Hamilton

Hansford

Hardeman

Hardin

Harris

Harrison
               

Hartley

Haskell

Hays

Hemphill

Henderson

Hidalgo

Hill

Hockley
               

Hood

Hopkins

Houston

Howard

Hudspeth

Hunt

Hutchinson
 
I
 
Irion
             




J
 
Jack
 
Jackson
 
Jasper
 
Jeff Davis
 
Jefferson
   
Jim Hogg
 
Jim Wells
  
Johnson
                 
  
Jones
               
K
 
Karnes
 
Kaufman
 
Kendall
 
Kenedy
 
Kent
 
Kerr
 
Kimble
  
King
               
  
Kinney
 
Kleberg 
 
Knox 
         




L

Lamar

Lamb

Lampasas

Ls Salle

Lavaca

Lee

Leon

Liberty
               

Limestone

Lipscomb

Live Oak

Llano

Loving

Lubbock

Lynn
 
M

Madison

Marion

Martin

Mason

Matagorda

Maverick

McCulloch

McLennan

McMullen

Medina

Menard

Midland

Milam

Mills

Mitchell

Montague

Motgomery

Moore

Morris

Motley
N
 
Nacogdoches
 
Navarro
 
Newton
 
Nolan
 
Nueces
     




O
 
Ochiltree
 
Oldham
 
Orange
         




P

Palo Pinto

Panola

Parker

Parmer

Pecos

Polk

Potter

Presidio
R
 
Rains
 
Randall
 
Reagan
 
Real
 
Red River
 
Reeves
 
Refugio
 
Roberts
               
 
Robertson
 
Rockwall
 
Runnels
 
Rusk
       
S
 
Sabine
 
San Augistine
 
San Jacinto
 
San Patricio
 
San Saba
 
Schleicher
 
Scurry
 
Schackelford
               
 
Shelby
 
Sherman
 
Smith
 
Sommervell
 
Starr
 
Stephens
 
Sterling
 
Stonewall
               
 
Sutton
 
Swisher
           
T
 
Tarrant
 
Taylor
 
Terrell
 
Terry
 
Throckmorton
 
Titus
 
Tom Green
 
Travis
               
 
Trinity
 
Tyler
           
U
 
Upshur
 
Upton
 
Uvalde
         
V
 
Val Verde
 
Van Zandt
 
Victoria
         
W
 
Walker
 
Waller
 
Ward
 
Washington
 
Webb
 
Wharton
 
Wheeler
 
Wichita
               
 
Wilbarger
 
Willacy
 
Williamson
 
Wilson
 
Winkler
 
Wise
 
Wood
 
Y
 
Yoakum
 
Young
           
Z
 
Zapata
 
Zavala
           

Index by County Seat
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A Abilene - Albany - Alice - Alpine - Amarillo - Anahauac - Anderson - Andrews - Angleton - Anson - Archer City Aspermont - Athens - Austin
B Baird - Ballinger - Bandera - Bastrop - Bay City - Beaumont - Beeville - Bellville - Belton - Benjamin - Big Lake - Big Spring - Boerne - BonhamBracketville - Brady - Breckenridge - Brenham - BrownfieldBrownsville - Brownwood - Bryan - Burnet
C Caldwell - Cameron - Canadian - Canton - Canyon - Carrizo Springs - Carthage - Center - Centerville - Channing - Childress - Clarendon - Clarksville - Claude - Cleburne - Coldspring - Coleman - Colorado City - Columbus - Comanche - Conroe - Cooper - Corpus Christi - Corsicana - Cotulla - Crane - Crockett - Crosbyton - Crowell - Crystal City - Cuero
D Daingerfield - Dalhart - Dallas - Decatur - Del Rio - Denton - Dickens - Dimmitt - Dumas
E Eagle Pass - Eastland - Edinburg - Edna - El Paso - Eldorado - Emory
F Fairfield - Falfurrias - Farwell - FloresvilleFloydada - Fort Davis - Fort Stockton - Fort Worth - Franklin - Fredericksburg
G Gail - Gainesville - Galveston - Garden City - Gatesville - George West - Gerogetown - Giddings - Gilmer - Glen Rose -  GoldthwaiteGoliad - Gonzales - Graham - Granbury - Greenville - Groesbeck - Groveton - Guthrie
H Halletsville - Hamilton - Haskell - Hebbronville - Hemphill Hempstead - Henderson -Henrietta - Hereford - Hillsboro - Hondo - Houston - Huntsville
J Jacksboro - Jasper - Jayton - Jefferson - Johnson City - Jourdanton - Junction
K Karnes City - Kaufmen - Kermit - Kerrville - Kingsville - Kountze
L La Grange - Lamesa - Lampasas - Laredo - Leakey - Levelland - Liberty - Linden - Lipscomb - Littlefield - LivingstonLlano - Lockhart - Longview - Lubbock - Lufkin
M Maddisonville - Marfa - Marlin - Marshall - Mason - Matador - McKinney - Memphis - Menard - Mentone - Meridian - Mertzon - Miami - Midland - Monahans - Montague - Morton - Mount Pleasant - Mount Vernon - Muleshoe
N Nacogdoches - New Boston - New Braunfels - Newton
O Odessa - Orange - Ozona
P Paducha - Paint Rock - Palestine - Palo Pinto - Pampa - Panhandle - ParisPearsall - Pecos - Perryton - Pittsburg - Plains - Plainview - Port Lavaca - Post
Q Quanah - Quitman
R Ramondville -Rankin - Refugio - Richmond - Rio Grande CityRobert Lee - Roby - Rock Port - Rocksprings - Rockwall
S San Angelo - San Antonio - San Augustine - San Diego - San Marcos - San Saba - Sanderson - Sarita - Seguin - Seminole - Seymour - Sherman - Sierra Blanca - Silverton - Sinton - SnyderSonora -Spearman - Stanton - Stephenville - Sterling City - Stinnett Stratford - Sulphur Springs - Sweetwater
T Tahoka - Throckmorton - Tildon - Tulia - Tyler
U Uvalde
V Van Horn - Vega - Vernon - Victoria
W Waco - Waxahachie - Weatherford - Wellington - Wharton - Wheeler - Wichita Falls - Woodville
Z Zapata


Architect List
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Adams & Adams - Kerr (1926) - Kleberg (1914)
Aiken, E. L. - Dickens (1893)
Ames, Charles - Cass (1865)
Atchenson & Atkinson - Lamb (1955)
Ayres, Atlee B. - Jim Wells (1912) - Refugio (1917)
Barry & Smith - Lamar (1929)
Bennett, Martin, & Solka - Nueces (1977)
Berry & Hatch - Collingsworth (1931) - Moore (1931)
Berry, Kerr, & Kerr - Carson (1950)
Bliss, Stanley - Starr (1939)
Breeding, J. C. - Dimmit (1884)
Broesche - Washington (1940)
Bryan, Andrew J. - Rains (1908)
Buetell & Hardie - Hudspeth (1919)
Bulger & Rapp - Donley (1894)
Burnett, George - Montague (1912)
Butler, M. C. - Bailey (1925)
Butler Company - Hockley (1928)
C. H. Page & Brother - Anderson (1914) - Fort Bend (1908) - Hall (1923) - Hays (1908) - Hunt (1929) - Orange (1937) - Travis (1930) - Trinity (1914) - Williamson (1911)
Carlander, C. A. - Post (1923)
Castle, David S. - Bordon (1939) - Irion (1937) - Mitchell (1924) - Reagan (1927) - Stephens (1926) - Sterling (1938) - Upton (1926)
Cato, Lamar Q. - Brazoria (1940)
Caudill, Rowlett, & Scott - Brazos (1955)
Chamberlin & Co. - Deaf Smith (1910) - San Saba (1911)
Churchhill, Ernest E. - King (1914)
Cormack, John - Karnes (1894) - Sommervell (1893)
Curtis & Thomas - Liberty (1931) - Rusk (1928)
Curtis, Cornell G. - Chambers (1936)
Davis, Mills - Stonewall (1984)
Davey & Schott - Edwards (1891)
Dawson, Alonzo - Archer (1892)
Dawson, N. A. - Sabine (1906)
Dickson, Dickson, & Associates - Hardin (1959)
Dickson, Dickson, Bickley, & Bulock - Madison (1969)
Dodson & Dudley - Fannin (1888) - Parker (1885)
Dodson, W. C. - Coryell (1897) - Denton (1896) - Hill (1890) - Hood (1890) - Lampasas (1883)
Dudley, W. W. - Coleman (1884)
Eades, E. H. - Wheeler (1925)
Easterwood & Easterwood - Tarrant Criminal Courts Building (1962)
Evans, Lynn A. - Aransas (1956)
Falls Creek Construction Company - Pecos (1883)
Fields & Clarkson - Wichita (1916)
Finger, Joseph - Montgomery (1936)
Fischer Cordova Partners - El Paso (1991)
Flanders, James E. - Navarro (1905) - Shackelford (1883)
FRS Design Group - Tarrant Justice Center (1990)
Garland & Hill - El Paso (1991)
Gentry, A. C. - Rusk (1928)
Geren, Preston M. - Palo Pinto (1940) - Panola (1953)
Gibson, John Joseph, Emmett - Shelby (1885)
Gideon Toal, Inc. - Tarrant Family Law Center (2005)
Giles, Alfred - Brooks (1914) - Caldwell (1894) - Goliad (1894) - Live Oak (1919) - Presidio (1886) - Webb (1909) - Wilson (1885)
Gill & Bennett - Cherokee (1941)
Glover & Hodges - Tyler (1892)
Glover, F. S. - Grimes (1893)
Glover, J. M. - Burleson (1927)
Gordon & Laub - Erath (1893)
Gordon, J. Riely - Bexar (1892)- Comal (1898) - Ellis (1896) - Fayette (1891) - Gonzales (1894) - Harrison (1900) - Hopkins (1894) - Lee (1899)- McLennan (1902) - Victoria (1892) - Wise (1896)
Groos, Clift, & Ball - Crane (1948)
Gunn & Curtis - Tarrant (1895)
Hansford, Edward C. - Glasscock (1910)
Haynes & Kirby - Lubbock (1950)
Hedrick & Weaver - Coke (1956)
Hedrick, Wyatt C. - Austin (1961) - Comanch (1939) - Kent (1956) - Motley (1948) - Yoakum (1949)
Heiner, Eugene T. - Colorado (1891) - Jasper (1889) - Lavaca (1897) - Runnels (1889) - Wharton (1889)
Hester, Blume E. - Houston (1939)
HOK/HKS - Tarrant Civil Courts Building (2015)
Hosford, E. H. - Mason (1909)
Humphries, James, Jr. - Webb (1992)
Johnson, F. Perry - Jackson (1954)
Johnson, William - Leon (1886)
Joiner, Coburn, & King  - Walker (1970)
Kane, J. J. - Bosque (1886)
Kaufman, W. R. - Cochran (1926) - Freestone (1919) - Gray (1929)
Kent, Wilber - Angelina (1955)
Kip & Winston - Nueces (1977)
Kirsch, R. G. - Hemphill (1909) - Randall (1908)
Korn, Anton - Tom Green (1928)
Larmour & Watson - Llano (1892) - Milam (1892) - Val Verde (1897)
Lane & Dowdy - San Jacinto (1917)
Lang & Witchell - Cooke (1911) - Eastland (1928) - Johnson (1912) - Scurry (1909)
Lang, Witchell, & Barglebaugh - Harris (1911)
Leinbach, C. H. - Wood (1925)
Mann & Co. - Ochiltree (1928)
Martin & Moodie - Irion (1901) - McCulloch (1900) - Newton (1903)
Martin, Byrne, & Johnston - Medina (1892) - Stonewall (1891) - Throckmorton (1890)
Mason, Martin, Byrne, & Johnston - Hamilton (1886)
McCammon, J. N. - Nacogdoches (1958)
McLelland & Fink - Polk (1923)
Merk, John P. - Hansford (1931)
Morey & McGill - Kaufman (1956)
Morgan Spear Associates - Zapata (2005)
Orlopp, Maximillion, Jr.   - Dallas (1891)
Overbeck, H. A. - Hale (1910)
Parker & Rittenberry - Sherman (1922)
Peters & Fields - Ector (1964)
Phelps, Henry T. - Atascosa (1912) - Blanco (1916) - Frio (1904) - Jim Hogg (1913) - Kenedy (1917) - Kimble (1929) - La Salle (1931) - Mills (1913) - San Patricio (1927) - Schleicher (1924) - Terrell (1930) - Uvalde (1927) - Willacy (1922)
Phillips Swager Associates - Denton (1998)
Pierce, Norris, & Pace - Baylor (1968) - Culberson (1964)
Pierce, Pace, & Associates - Morris (1973)
Preston, Jasper N. - Bell (1884)
Puckett & French - Howard (1953)
Rapp & Koten - Galveston (1966)
Rehler, Vaughn, & Koone - Kendall (1998)
Reuter, H. A. - Real (1918)
Rice, W. M. - Lipscomb (1916) - Lynn (1916)
Riherd & Huckabee - Martin (1975)
Risser & Townes - Parmer (1916)
Rouquemore, O. G. - Hartley (1906) - Oldham (1915)
Ruffini, F. E. - Bastrop (1883) - Concho (1886) - Robertson (1883)
Ruffini, Oscar - Crockett (1902) - Sutton (1891)
Rustay & Martin - Calhoun (1959)
Rustay, Martin, & Vale - Matagorda (1965)
Sanguinet & Pate - Wichita (1916)
Sanguinet & Statts - Dawson (1916) - Gaines (1919) - Lamar (1917) - Tarrant Criminal Courts Building (1918)
Sanguinet, Statts & Gottlieb - Duval (1916)
Seller & Associates - Fisher (1972)
Simons, Shirley - San Augustine (1927)
Smith & Praeger - Camp (1928)
Smith & Townes - Briscoe (1922) - Dallam (1922)
Smith, Hoke - Delta (1940)
Smyth & Smyth - Nueces (1977)
Stautz, Carl H. - Terry (1925)
Stein, Edward - Gellespie (1939)
Stephenson & Heldenfelds - Bee (1912)
Stephenson, W. C. - McMullen (1930)
Stiles, Marvin - Floyd (1950)
Stone & Babin - Jefferson (1932)
Strange, W. T. - Andrews (1939)
Stuckey, R. H. - Hardeman (1908) - Limestone (1924)
Swanson, Hiester, Wilson, & Claycomb - Cameron (1978)
Thomas & Embeton - Bowie (1986)
Thomas, Arthur E. - Falls (1939)
Thomas, Jameson, & Merrell - Smith (1954)
Thurman, L. L. - Franklin (1912) - Henderson (1913) - Jeff Davis (1910) - Kinney (1911)
Tittle, Luther, Loving, & Lee - Taylor (1972)
Townes & Funk - Castro (1939) - Childress (1939) - Ward (1940)
Townes, Lightfoot, & Funk - Potter (1931)
Townes, William C. - Hutchinson (1927)
Trester, B. F. - Bandera (1891)
Trost & Trost - Reeves (1937)
Voelcker & Dixon - Callahan (1929) - Cottle (1930) - Grayson (1936) - Gregg (1932) - Jack (1939) - Knox (1935) - Midland (1930) - Rockwall (1940) - Van Zandt (1936) - Wilbarger (1928)
Voelcker, Herbert - Waller (1955)
W. R. Ragsdale & Sons - Hunt (1929)
Wahrenberger & Beckman - Maverick (1885)
Waller, M. L. - Crosby (1914)
Watson & Heiner - DeWitt (1897)
Watson & Larmour - Llano (1892) - Milam (1892) - Val Verde (1887)
Watson, A. O. - Haskell (1892)
Welch & Hampton - Nolan (1977)
Westerman, L. B. - Pecos (1883)
Willis Environmental Engineering - Burnet (1936)
Wilson & Tozer - Clay (1884)
Wilson, William H. - Red River (1884)
Wirtz, L. M. - Guadalupe (1935)
Withers & Thompson - Menard (1931) - Young (1932)
Wisznia & Peterson - Nueces (1977)
Withers, Elmer George - Armstrong (1912) - Foard (1910) - Jones (1910) - Marion (1912) - Roberts (1913) - Swisher (1909) - Upshur (1933)
Wood, Evan J. - Loving (1935)
Unknown - Brewster (1887) - Brown (1917) - Collin (1979 & 2007) - Titus (1895) - Winkler (1929) - Zavala (1969)