San Jacinto County

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San Jacinto County is named for the Battle of San Jacinto which won Texas its independence from Mexico.

 

Created:  August 13, 1870

County Seat: 

Coldspring  1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Coldspring  

 

Location:  1 Church Street / Byrd Avenue

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  S Roy E Lane & Wilkes A Dowdy of Houston

Contractor:  Price & Williamson

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a large portico with four high white colored Doric columns rising to a wide pediment. Above the pediment the central projecting section rises to a peak. The recessed entrance on the first story is arched. There are similar porticos on each side of the building. The third story windows are small. A small penthouse was built in the center of the roof with a glass skylight below over an interior central rotunda with concentric staircases. The roof line is flat. A Works Project Administration improvement plan led to changes in the courthouse’s original exterior architecture.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was constructed by Thomas and Werner of Fort Worth in 1871. On March 30, 1915 fire destroyed the courthouse and the second and present courthouse was constructed. The bricks for the present courthouse were locally fired from local clay.

 

County Courthouse  Annex – Coldspring  

 

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Location:  SE – Church Street / East Cedar Avenue

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joe Cronin

Contractor:  Goehrs Builders

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story brick and concrete structure. The north front has an extended hipped roof supported by narrow pillars. The building is located on the south side of the courthouse in the center of the city

 

Courthouses: 

N – Trinity County

E – Polk County

S – Liberty County

W – Montgomery County  and Walker County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2014