Dimmit County

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Dimmit County is named for Philip Dimmitt, who was a major figure in the Texas Revolution.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Zavala County

E – La Salle County

S – Webb County

W – Maverick County

 

Created:  February 1, 1858                    Map of Texas highlighting Dimmit County

County Seat: 

Carrizo Springs  1880 – present

 

County Courthouse – Carrizo Springs  

 

Location:  303 North 5th Street / Pena Street

Built:  1883 – 1884 / 1925 – 1927

Style:  Italianate / Classical Revival

Architect:  J C Breeding & Sons of San Antonio / Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  J Thompson / San Antonio Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story yellowish colored course sandstone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Carrizo Springs. The building was originally an Italianate style structure but was remodeled in 1927 when the second story was removed. The east front has a large portico supported by two large round columns and two large square columns with a wide white colored stone header on top. A protruding stone cornice runs below the roofline. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the north side of the second story. The building houses the State District Court, Constitutional County Court and County Justice Court. The building was remodeled and enlarged in 1925 and completed in 1927. The architect was Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio and the contractor was San Antonio Construction Company. The building was renovated in 2002 to 2004. The architect was Frank Architects Inc. of Laredo and the contractor was Stoddard Construction of San Antonio.

 

Note:  The architect, J C Breeding & Sons of San Antonio may have used the plans of architect Alfred Giles who had submitted plans earlier.

 

See:  The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas

 

County Courthouse Annex – Carrizo Springs  

 

Location:  212 North 4th Street / West Alamo Street

Built:  2013 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architectura SA of San Antonio

Contractor:  ICF Constructors, LLC. / Summit Building & Design of Laredo

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story brown and light brown colored siding, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Carrizo Springs. The roof line is flat. .

 

History:  The county was created in 1858 and Carrizo Springs was selected as the county seat in 1880 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was built in 1880. The second courthouse was constructed in 1883 to 1884 at a cost of $14,000. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1925 to 1927 as an enlargement of the second courthouse. The cost of the 2002 to 204 restoration was $2,409,913.

 

 

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County Courthouse - Carrizo Springs  

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019