Harrison County

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Harrison County is named for Jonas Harrison, who was a lawyer and a Texas revolutionary.

 

Created:  January 28, 1839

County Seat: 

Marshall  1839 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Marshall  

 

Location:  Courthouse Square / East Houston Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Renaissance Revival and Beaux Arts

Architect:  James Reily Gordon of San Antonio and C G Lancaster

Contractor:  Sonnefield & Emmis

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story yellow colored brick and stone structure. The building has porticos on three sides with arches on the first story and four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a balustrade along the roof. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with clocks, gold colored roof and lantern at the top. Additions were constructed in 1925 and 1927. The architect was C D Lancaster. The building was renovated in 2008 to 2009. The contractor was RBR Construction Inc.

 

See:  The architect James Riely Gordon of San Antonio, Texas

 

County Courthouse – Marshall  

 

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Location:  200 West Houston Street / Wellington Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Turnbull Inc.

Contractor:  A P Kasch & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story glass and concrete structure. TThe northeast entrance section projects from the main building. And has a glass wall on the north side. The north side is divided by vertical concrete dividers with glass walls between. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marion County

E – Caddo Parish, Louisiana

S – Panola County and Rusk County

W – Gregg County and Upshur County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2017