Gray County is named for Peter W Gray, a lawyer and soldier in the American Civil War.
Created: August 21, 1876
Lefors 1902 – 1928
Pampa 1928 – present
County Courthouse – Pampa
Location: 200 North Russell Street / Frost Street
Built: 1927 – 1928
Style: Classical Revival and Beaux Arts
Architect: William R Kaufman & Son
Contractor: Harlan L Case Company
Description: The building faces south and is a four story red-brown colored brick and Texas limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front of the building faces onto a small park. The building has Georgian ornamentation. On the second story are small stone balconies. White colored Indiana limestone trim is around the windows and along the roof. The roof line has stone projections along the top. The foundation is Indiana limestone. The courtrooms are located on the west side of the second story and on the east side of the third story. The building was restored in 2003. The architect was Architexas Architecture and the contractor was Pheonix I Restoration and Construction Ltd.
Note: The first courthouse was designed by S B Owens and constructed by N E Weckesser in Lefors in 1902 at a cost of $2,208. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1927 at a cost of $267,974.
N – Roberts County
E – Wheeler County
S – Donley County
W – Carson County
Photos taken 2007, 2014 and 2019