Lamb County

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Lamb County is named for George A Lamb, who was killed at the Battle of San Jacinto.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876  

County Seat: 

Olton        1876 – 1946

Littlefield  1946 – present

 

County Courthouse – Littlefield

 

Location:  100 6th Drive  / Ltd Drive

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Atcheson & Atkinson

Contractor:  B F Horn Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story buff and red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The northeast front of the rectangular building has a projecting central entrance with glass panels. The windows are horizontal. The center of the roof rises a half story and roof line is flat. The large courtroom is located at the southeast side of the second story and the small courtroom is located on the north side of the first story.The building was renovated in 2014 and 2015. The architect was Lenora Ash of Chapman Harvey in Lubbock and the contractor was Tim Collins of Collins Tile in Lubbock.

 

Note:  The County remained unorganized until 1908. The first courthouse was built in Olton in 1908. The building burned in 1922. The second courthouse was designed by Smith & Townes and constructed by J B Maxey in Olton in 1923. When the county seat moved to Littlefield in 1946, the courthouse was the city hall constructed in 1930. The Fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $240,000.

 

Old County Courthouse – Littlefield

 

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Location:  SW – 6th Drive  / Phelps Avenue

Built:  1930 – 1932

Style:  Classical

Architect:  The Butler Company

Contractor:  Albert Neuenschwander

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city on the north side of the courthouse. The building has a “T” shape with a wing extending southwest. The northeast front has a central entrance on the first story with arched frame and wrought iron balcony on the second story. The hipped roof has red colored tile. The building was constructed as the City Hal and served as the courthouse from 1946 to 1955.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Parmer County and Castro County 

E – Hale County

S – Hockley County

W – Bailey County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Site of 1923 Courthouse – Olton

Photos taken 2014, 2016 and 2019