Fannin County

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Fannin

Fannin County is named for James Walker Fannin Jr.,  who was the commander of a group of Texans killed in the Goliad Massacre.

 

Created:  December 14. 1837

County Seat: 

Bonham  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bonham  

 

Location:  100 East Sam Rayburn Drive / North Center Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Wesley Clark Dodson and Dudley

Contractor:  Kane & Cormack

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story. Above are vertical narrow windows with clock at the top. On the east and west are projecting sections with vertical windows. The roof line is flat. The building was restored in 1929 to 1930 after a fire. The architect was Sparger & Peters and the contractor was Allen & Bragg. The building was remodeled in 1965. The architect was Fred Buford & Associates of Dallas and the contractor was B-F-W Construction Company of Temple, Arizona. The building is being remodeled to reflect the courthouse as it was in 1889. The architect was Architexas and the contractor was J Q Engineers.

 

See:  The architect,  Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco, also designed the courthouses in  Coryell CountyDenton County, Hill County,  Hood CountyLampasas County and Parker County.

 

Note:  Courthouses were built in 1838, 1840, 1843 and 1881. Plans are being developed to restore the courthouse to its original design at a cost of $16,700,000.

 

Temporary County Courthouse – Bonham  

 

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Location:  210 South Main Street / South 3rd Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern Church

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the courthouse. The building was originally a church. The courtroom is located on the northwest side. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bryan County, Oklahoma

E – Lamar County

S – Delta County, Hunt County and Collin County 

W – Collin County and Grayson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Courthouse restoration 2019

 

 

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Picture 1889 Courthouse

 

 

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Temporary County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2019