Duval County

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Duval County is named for Burr Harrison Duval, who was a soldier in the Texas Revolution and who died in the Goliad Massacre.

 

Created:  February 1, 1858

County Seat: 

San Diego  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – San Diego  

 

Location:  400 East Gravis Street / South Bexar Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Sanquinet Staats and Gotlieb

Contractor:  L G Hamilton

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a central entrance on the first story with three windows on the second story with wide belt above and peak at the roof line. The County Court courtroom is located on the second story and the District Court courtroom is located in the Courthouse Annex. The east and west sections are recessed and lower in height. In 1938, an addition was constructed on the south side as the Courthouse Annex. The architect was Page Brother of Austin and the contractor was C C Fowler. The Courthouse Annex was renovated in 1999 to 2000. The architect was Morgan Spear Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Progressive Structures, Inc.

 

Note:  The County was not organized until 1876The first courthouse was a two story frame structure designed by B H Heldenfeld and built in 1879 at a cost of $3,700, and which burned in 1914. The second and present courthouse previous courthouse was constructed at a cost of $70,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – McMullen County and Live Oak County 

E – Jim Wells County

S – Jim Hogg County

W – Webb County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019