Glasscock County

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Glasscock County is named for George Washington Glasscock, who was an early settler in the Austin area.

 

Created:  April 4, 1887

County Seat: 

Garden City  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Garden City

 

Location:  117 East Currie Street / Main Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Mutual Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is two story buff colored limestone and granite structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a large portico with four Doric columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. On the pediment is ornamentation. The building has porticoes on all sides, each of which is supported by four Doric columns. The roof is hipped. To the northwest is the old two story stone jail which was used as the courthouse before the present building was constructed.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $28,000.

 

 See:  The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia.. The courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Mason County.

 

Old County Courthouse / Jail – Garden City

 

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Location:  117 East Currie Street / Main Street

Built:  1894

Style:  Jail

Architect:  L T Noyes.

Contractor:  L T Noyes.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored limestone  structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the to the northwest of the courthouse. The south side of the square shaped building has a central entrance on the first story. The windows are arched and the roof line is flat. The building was used as a courthouse until the present courthouse was constructed. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Howard County

E – Sterling County

S – Reagan County

W – Midland County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2014