El Paso County

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El Paso County is named for the pass that the Rio Grande creates flowing through the mountains on either side of the river.

 

Created:  January 3 1850

County Seat: 

San Elizario  1850 – 1866

Ysleta           1866 – 1868

San Elizario  1868 – 1873

Ysleta           1873 – 1884

El Paso         1884 – present

County Courthouse – El Paso

Location:  500 East San Antonio Avenue / South Kansas Street

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Garland & Hilles/Fischer Cordova Partners

Contractor:  Charter Builders, Inc. ( Robert Navarro & Associates Engineering, Inc. )

Description:  The building faces north and is a twelve story glass, steel and concrete style structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The north front has a Mission style red colored brick wing with the main entrance. The first and second stories have red colored brick and the rest of the building has a blue colored glass exterior rising to a central peak. On the north side is a sunken courtyard. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Eight Court of Appeals on the twelfth story.

 

Note:  The first and second courthouses were built in San Elizario in 1850 and 1866. The third courthouse was built in Ysleta in 1871 as a temporary courthouse until the county seat was moved to Ysleta in 1873. The fourth courthouse was designed by Alfred Giles and constructed by Britton & Long of Houston in El Paso in 1884 to 1886 at a cost of $135,000. The fifth courthouse was designed by Henry Charles Trost of Trost & Trost and constructed by J E Morgan in 1917 to 1919. The building was remodeled and enlarged in 1957 to 1959 and was demolished in 1992. The 1919 building was located on the site of the present courthouse.

 

Other Courthouses / Court of Appeals

 

El Paso  (  Eight Court of Appeals  ) (  San Elarzio  )

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dona Ana County, New Mexico and Otero County, New Mexico

E – Hudspeth County

S – Mexico

W – Mexico and Dona Ana County, New Mexico

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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District Court Courtroom

 

 

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County Court At Law Courtroom

 

 

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Picture 1882 Courthouse – Ysletta

 

 

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Picture 1884 Courthouse – Lessor Building – El Paso

 

 

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Picture 1886 Courthouse – El Paso

 

 

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Picture 1917 Courthouse – El Paso

 

 

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 Picture 1959 Courthouse – El Paso

Photos taken 2014 and 2019