Webb County

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Webb County is named for James Webb, who was Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State and Attorney General of the Republic of Texas and later a United States Judge.

 

Created:  January 28, 1848

County Seat: 

Laredo  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Laredo

 

Location:  1000 Houston Street / Flores Avenue

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Beaux Arts and Renaissance Revival with Romanesque

Architect:  Alfred Giles

Contractor:  H Sparhert

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story yellow colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has arches along the first and second stories and a recessed third story with portal windows. The building features yellow colored brick with dressings of white colored stone and red colored tile mansard roofs. Mansard roofed terminal pavilions feature stone-carved rams head accents. The building also features a curved judge’s bench. A stained glass window features “Justice” holding the scales. Tile floors are in the Mediterranean style. Alamo Iron Works produced the wrought iron staircases. Interior doors are solid wood with brass knobs. The landscaping includes pecan trees and citrus trees.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1850. The second courthouse was built in 1883 and burned in 1906. The cost of construction of the third and present courthouse was $46,918.

 

County Justice Center – Laredo

 

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Location:  1110 Victoria Street / Convent Avenue

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James L Humphries, Jr.

Contractor:  Gilbane Building Company and Don Krueger Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city to the north of the courthouse. The south front has a projecting center section with high arch and recessed entrance. The first story is white colored concrete with numerous arches. The upper part of the building is red colored brick with horizontal concrete belts between the stories. The fourth story has large arched windows.  There is a mansard style roof.

 

County Administration Building – Laredo

 

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Location:  1110 Washington Street / Convent Avenue

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of the city to the north of the courthouse. The south front has a projecting one story porch with open arches on three sides. A horizontal cornice runs below the third story. A cornice runs along the flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dimmit County and La Salle County

E – La Salle County, Duval County and Jim Hogg County

S – Jim Hogg County and Zapata County

W – Mexico

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014