Kimble County

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Kimble

Kimble County is named for George C Kimble, who died at the Battle of Alamo.

 

Created:  January 22, 1858

County Seat: 

Kimbleville  1876 – 1877

Junction      1877 – present

 

County Courthouse – Junction

 

Location:  501 Main Street / North 6th Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio

Contractor:  E D Porter

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a protruding center section with vertical bands of stone between the windows and around the entrance. At the top of this section is a clock and horizontal bands of stone. There are north and south wings. The building was renovated and expanded in 1974.

 

See:  The architect Henry Truman Phelps of San Antonio, Texas

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Junction in 1878. The building burned on April 22, 1884. The second courthouse was designed by Alfred Giles and built by J M Piper in 1885 at a cost of $14,5000 and was destroyed by fire on June 2, 1888. The building was rebuilt and served until 1929.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Menard County

E – Mason County and Gillespie County

S – Kerr County and Edwards County

W – Sutton County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2017