Carson County

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Carson

Carson County is named for Samuel P Carson, the first secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Panhandle  1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Panhandle  

 

Location:  501 Main Street / 6th Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style:  Art Deco / Moderne

Architect:  J C Berry, Kerr and Kerr

Contractor:  Neill Singleton

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story cream colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front of the building has a decorated frieze over the doorway and four long windows above the entrance which is clad with white colored stone. The base of the building is a dark red color. The third story is inset from the first and second stories. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located in the center of the second story. 

 

See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1888, The second courthouse was designed by Leslie L Thurmon and constructed by Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky in 1909 at a cost of $40,000. The third and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $465,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Hutchinson County

E – Gray County

S – Armstrong County

W – Potter County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2016 and 2019