Midland County

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Midland County is named for the fact that the county is located halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway.

 

Created:  Marc 4, 1885

County Seat: 

Midland  1885 – present

 

County Court House – Midland

 

Location:  500 North Loraine Street / West Michigan Street

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is an eleven story concrete and glass structure. The east entrance is a one story section with glass walls. The windows are horizontal with vertical sections near the corners. The first story has few windows. The roof line is flat. The building was formerly the Texaco Building and was occupied by the county in 2010. The building was remodeled in 2010. The architect was Parkhill, Smith & Copper.

 

Old County Courthouse – Midland

 

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Location:  200 West Wall Street / South Colorado Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Voelcker and Dixon

Contractor:  J O Everett of Dallas

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story cream colored concrete structure. The south front has a portico with recessed entrance on the first story. A series of vertical pillars run along the second and third stories which are recessed with an overhanging roof. The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1974. The architect was Dixon and Staley and the contractor was J W Cooper Company. The building stands empty.

 

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

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by Hunter and Weller in 1885. The second courthouse was constructed by William Martin in 1905.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Martin County

E – Glasscock County

S – Upton County

W – Ector County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014