Orange County

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Orange County is named for the orange groves planted by earlier settlers at the mouth of the Sabine River.

 

Created:  January 5, 1852

County Seat: 

Orange  1852 – present

 

County Courthouse – Orange  

 

Location:  123 North 6th Street / Front Street

Built:  1935 – 1937

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  C H Page and Brother of Austin

Contractor:  Falbo & Falbo Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick, limestone and marble structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front of the rectangular building has a central entrance with dark marble facing rising to the roof line and large glass windows on the second and third stories. The windows are vertical with dark marble dividers. The roof line is flat. The east and west one story wings were added in 1964. The architect was Gale Cook and the contractor was H B Neild & Sons Inc.

 

See:  The architect, C H Page and Brother of Austin designed other courthouses in Anderson CountyFort Bend CountyHall CountyHays CountyHunt CountyTravis CountyTrinity County and Williamson County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was on story frame structure built in 1853. The second courthouse was a two story structure designed by James J Digon and constructed by J A Robinson in 1884 at a cost of $4,200.  The third courthouse was a three story structure designed by F S Glover & Glenn Allen of Houston and constructed by M A McKnight & F W Robinson in 1898 at a cost of $28,300. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $250,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jasper County and Newton County

E – Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana and  Cameron Parish, Louisiana

S – Jefferson County

W – Jefferson County and Hardin County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1899 Courthouse

Photos taken 2011 and 2017