Gregg County

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Gregg

Gregg County is named for John Gregg, who was a Confederate war hero.

 

Created:  April 12, 1873

County Seat: 

Longview  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Longview  

 

Location:  101 East Methvin Street / North Center Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Voelcker & Dixon

Contractor:  C S Lambie & Company

 

Description:  The courthouse complex is comprised of the central Courthouse, Court & Records Building on the east and the modern addition along the west side. The buildings are located on landscaped grounds. The Courthouse building faces south and is a six story buff colored brick and concrete structure. . The south front rises three stories with the fourth and fifth stories recessed. The first story central entrance is framed with stone. The building has a number of ornamentations. The roof line is flat. On the east side is the Court & Records Building constructed in 1958. The architect was Smith, Warder & Yost and the contractor was McClendon Construction Company. On the west side is the new Courthouse Annex constructed in 1980 to 1982. The building is a seven story glass and concrete structure which faces east overlooking the Courthouse Square. The building is connected to the courthouse on the east side. The architect was Allen Buie & Associates and the contractor was John J Guth Associates (Texas) Inc. of Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

See:  The architect, Voelcker & Dixon designed other courthouses in Cottle CountyGrayson CountyJack CountyKnox CountyMidland CountyRockwall County, Van Zandt County and Wilbarger County.

 

See:  The contractor, C S Lambie & Company, also constructed courthouses in New Mexico in Quaty County, Roosevelt County and Sierra County and in Texas in Chidress CountyHutchinson CountyMoore CountyPotter County and Ward County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by Frederick Ernst Ruffini of Austin and built by John McDonald in 1879 at a cost of $13,447.00. The second courthouse was designed by Marshall R Sanguinet and built by G W Donaghey in 1897.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Upshur County

E – Harrison County

S – Rusk County

W – Smith County

 

 

 

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Old Courthouse cornerstone 1897

Photos taken 2010 and 2017