Gaines County

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Gaines County is named for James Gaines, who was a merchant and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Seminole  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Seminole  

 

Location:  101 South Main Street / East Avenue A

Built:  1921 – 1922

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sanquist & Staats

Contractor:  Dan Cobb

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete Modern style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building is a “T” shape with an east wing. The center section has a central glass entrance on the first story. Vertical pilasters divide the windows. The north and south wings are two story. The roof line is flat. The District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the second story and the County Court courtroom is located on the northeast side of the first story.The building was remodeled and enlarged in 1955. The architect was Stiles, Roberts, Gee & Messersmith.and the contractor was B F Horn Company. In 2011, the facilities were upgraded. The contractor was Noresco.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by Dan Cobb in 1906 at a cost of $5,000. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $84,000. The building was remodeled in 1955 at a cost of $ 750,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Yoakum County and Terry County

E – Dawson County

S – Andrews County

W – Lea County, New Mexico

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2019