Victoria County

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Victoria County is named for Guadalupe Victoria, who was the first president of Mexico.

 

Created:  March 7, 1836

County Seat: 

Victoria  1836 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Victoria  

 

Location:  115 North Bridge Street / West Constitution Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James Riely Gordon of San Antonio

Contractor:  Martin, Byrne & Johnston

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has wide arches along the first story. On each side of the building, two protruding sections rise with peaked roofs. In the building center is a high square bell tower with open section and clock above beneath the steep roof. On either side of the tower are protruding sections rise with peaked roofs. The courtroom was renovated in 2001. The architect was David Hoffman. The building is connected by a tunnel to the new courthouse on the north side. On the west side is the County Jail constructed in 1940.

 

See:  The architect James Riely Gordon of San Antonio, Texas

 

Note:  The first and previous courthouse was built by Richard Owens in 1849. The building was sold by auction when the 1892 courthouse was constructed.

 

County Court House – Victoria  

 

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Location:  101 North Bridge Street / West Forrest Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Christopher DiStefano & Associates

Contractor:  D W Marshall Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story concrete, stone and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city on the north side of the old courthouse. The southeast corner has a vertical glass section with the entrance on the first story. The building has long vertical windows. A concrete band runs along the flat roof line. The building is connected to the old courthouse by a tunnel on the south side.

 

Courthouses: 

N – De Witt County and Lavaca County 

E – Jackson County and Calhoun County

S – Refugio County

W – Goliad County

 

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse


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County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2019