Gregg County is named for John Gregg, who was a Confederate war hero.
Created: April 12, 1873
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 contractor, C S Lambie & Company, also constructed courthouses in New Mexico in Quaty County, Roosevelt County and Sierra County and in Texas in Chidress County, Hutchinson County, Moore County, Potter 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.
N – Upshur County
E – Harrison County
S – Rusk County
W – Smith County
Old Courthouse cornerstone 1897
Photos taken 2010 and 2017