Potter County

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Potter County is named for Robert Potter, an early legislator, secretary of the navy for the Republic of Texas and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Amarillo  1887 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Amarillo  

 

Location:  500 South Fillmore Street / West 6th Avenue

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  William C Townes of Townes, Lightfoot and Funk

Contractor:  C S Lambie & Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is an eight story white colored stone structure.  The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The west front of the building has a large stone arch over the three archway entrances. The center section rises seven stories with lower wings on the north and south. The building now houses county offices.

 

See:  The contractor, C S Lambie & Company, also constructed courthouses in New Mexico in Quaty County, Roosevelt County and Sierra County and in Texas in Childress County, Gregg CountyHutchinson CountyMoore County and Ward County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by James E Flander and constructed by Otho Roquemore in 1906.

 

County Courthouse – Amarillo  

 

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Location:  501 South Fillmore Street / West 6th Avenue

Built:  1984 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hucker & Pargé and Ward-Brown Associates

Contractor:  Wiley Hicks Jr. Inc. of Amarillo

 

Description:  The building faces west and is an eight story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building has curved corners and vertical windows. The windowless center section projects westwards and rises above the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building houses the District Court and is located on the east side of the old courthouse. The building is named as the County Courts Building. The building houses the Seventh Court of Appeals.

Courthouses: 

N – Moore County

E – Carson County

S – Randall County

W – Oldham County

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2016