Chambers County

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Chambers County is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers,  who was an early lawyer in Texas.

 

Created:  February 12, 1858

County Seat: 

Wallisville  1858 – 1908

Anahuac   1908 – present

 

County Courthouse – Anahuac

 

Location:  404 Washington Avenue / Stowell Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Art Deco and Moderne

Architect:  Cornell G Curtis

Contractor:  Robert E McKee

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored porous stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has three entrances with vertical piasters. On the north and south sides the building projects and there are lower wings with entrances. The roof line is flat. The construction was a Work Projects Administration project.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Wallisville in 1858 and burned in 1875. The second courthouse was designed and constructed by August Baumbach in Anahuac at a cost of $7,376 in Wallisville in 1887. The third courthouse was a brick structure designed by A W Steinmar and constructed by W C Whitney in 1912 at a cost of $50,000. The building burned in 1935 and was replaced by the fourth and present courthouse in 1936 at a cost of $276,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Liberty County and Jefferson County

E – Jefferson County

S – Gulf of Mexico and Galveston County

W – Galveston County and Harris County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014