List of United States federal courthouses in Texas

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Following is a list of current and former courthouses of the United States federal court system located in Texas. Each entry indicates the name of the building along with an image, if available, its location and the jurisdiction it covers,[1] the dates during which it was used for each such jurisdiction, and, if applicable the person for whom it was named, and the date of renaming. Dates of use will not necessarily correspond with the dates of construction or demolition of a building, as pre-existing structures may be adapted or court use, and former court buildings may later be put to other uses. Also, the official name of the building may be changed at some point after its use as a federal court building has been initiated.

Courthouses[edit]

Courthouse City Image Street address Jurisdiction[1] Dates of use Named for
U.S. Post Office & Court House Abilene TX-Abilene 1903 1 Ref.jpg ? N.D. Tex. 1903-1935
Razed in 1935.
n/a
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Abilene TX-Abilene 1936 1 Ref.jpg 341 Pine Street N.D. Tex. 1936-present n/a
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Amarillo TX-Amarillo 1916 Ref.jpg 600 block of Taylor Street N.D. Tex. 1916-1938
Now FirstCapital Bank of Texas.
n/a
J. Marvin Jones Federal Building Amarillo TX-Amarillo 1938 Ref.jpg 205 East Fifth Street N.D. Tex. 1938-present U.S. Court of Claims judge John Marvin Jones (1980)
Court House & Post Office Austin OHenryHall.JPG 601 Colorado Street W.D. Tex. 1881-1936
Now O. Henry Hall, at the Univ. of Texas.
n/a
U.S. Courthouse Austin TransparentPlaceholder.png 200 West 8th Street W.D. Tex. 1936-present n/a
U.S. Post Office & Court House Beaumont TransparentPlaceholder.png ? E.D. Tex. 1902-1933
Razed in 1933
n/a
Jack Brooks Federal Building Beaumont TX-Beaumont 1933 Ref.jpg 300 Willow Street E.D. Tex. 1933-present U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks (1978)
U.S. Court House, Custom House, & Post Office Brownsville TX-Brownsville 1892 1 Ref.jpg ? W.D. Tex.
S.D. Tex.
1892-1902
1902-1931
Building razed.
n/a
U.S. Court House, Custom House, & Post Office Brownsville TX-Brownsville 1931 Ref.jpg 1001 East Elizabeth Street S.D. Tex. 1931-1999
Now Brownsville City Hall.
n/a
Reynaldo G. Garza-Filemon B. Vela U.S. Courthouse Brownsville TransparentPlaceholder.png 600 East Harrison Street S.D. Tex. 1999-present Judges Reynaldo Garza and Filemon Vela, Sr.
1915 Corpus Christi Federal Courthouse Corpus Christi 1915 Federal Courthouse Corpus Christi Texas.jpg 521 Starr Street ?? ??-2001
Originally Customs House[2]
Now a law firm
n/a
Corpus Christi Federal Courthouse Corpus Christi TransparentPlaceholder.png 1133 North Shoreline Boulevard S.D. Tex. 2001-present
Built for newly created Corpus Christi Division.
n/a
U.S. Court House & Post Office Dallas TransparentPlaceholder.png ? N.D. Tex. 1888-1930
Razed in 1939.
n/a
United States Federal Building Dallas TransparentPlaceholder.png 1114 Commerce Street N.D. Tex. 1945-1971
Now serves as annex to Earle Cabell Federal Building.
n/a
Earle Cabell Federal Bldg & Courthouse Dallas TransparentPlaceholder.png 1100 Commerce Street N.D. Tex. 1971-present Dallas Mayor Earle Cabell
U.S. Post Office & Court House Del Rio TransparentPlaceholder.png 111 East Broadway W.D. Tex. 1914-present n/a
U.S. Customs House, Post Office, & Court House El Paso TransparentPlaceholder.png ? W.D. Tex. 1892-1936
Razed in 1936.
n/a
U.S. Court House El Paso US Courthouse El Paso exterior.JPG 511 East San Antonio Ave W.D. Tex. 1936-present n/a
U.S. Post Office Fort Worth TransparentPlaceholder.png ? N.D. Tex.
5th Cir.
1896-1934
Sold in 1937.
n/a
Eldon B. Mahon United States Courthouse Fort Worth TX-FortWorth 1934 Ref.jpg 501 West Tenth Street N.D. Tex.
5th Cir.
1934-present District Court judge Eldon Brooks Mahon (2003)
U.S. Customs House & Court House Galveston 1861 Galveston Customs and Courthouse.jpg 20th & Post Office Streets E.D. Tex.
S.D. Tex.
1861-1891
1917-1937
Now leased by GSA to the Galveston Historical Foundation.
n/a
U.S. Post Office, Court House & Customs Building Galveston Galveston Texas Federal Building 1891.jpg 601 25th Street E.D. Tex.
S.D. Tex.
1891-1902
1902-1917
Razed in 1935 to make way for current Federal Court building.[3]
n/a
U.S. Post Office, Customs House & Court House Galveston Galveston Federal Building 2009.jpg 601 25th Street S.D. Tex. 1937-present n/a
U.S. Post Office Houston TransparentPlaceholder.png ? S.D. Tex. 1891-1911
Building razed.
n/a
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Houston TransparentPlaceholder.png ? S.D. Tex. 1911-?
Still in use by various federal agencies.
n/a
Bob Casey Federal Courthouse Houston CaseyFederalCourthouseHoustonTX.JPG 515 Rusk Avenue S.D. Tex. 1961-present U.S. Rep. Robert R. Casey
U.S. Court House & Post Office Jefferson Post Office Museum- Jefferson, Texas.jpg 223 West Austin E.D. Tex. 1890-1961
Now the Jefferson Historical Society Museum.
n/a
U.S. Post Office, Court House & Custom House Laredo 1300 Matamoros Street W.D. Tex. 1907-present n/a
Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building Lubbock Lubbock Texas Old Federal Courthouse.jpg 800 Broadway Avenue N.D. Tex. 1932-1968
Now privately owned
n/a
George H. Mahon Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse Lubbock George Mahon Federal Building in Lubbock, TX IMG 0202.JPG 1205 Texas Avenue N.D. Tex. ?-present U.S. Rep. George H. Mahon
Ward R. Burke U.S. Courthouse Lufkin TransparentPlaceholder.png 104 North Third Street E.D. Tex. 1980-present
Completed in 1936.
Lufkin attorney Ward R. Burke (1987)
Sam B. Hall Federal Courthouse Marshall U.S. Courthouse (Sam Hall) in Marshall, TX IMG 2333.JPG 100 East Houston E.D. Tex. 1915-present U.S. Rep. & District Court judge Sam B. Hall
U.S. Court House & Post Office Paris TX-Paris 1895 1 Ref.jpg ? E.D. Tex. 1902-1916
Destroyed by fire in 1916.
n/a
U.S. Post Office & Court House Paris TransparentPlaceholder.png 231 Lamar Ave E.D. Tex. 1925-2002
Building now owned by Lamar County.
n/a
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Pecos TransparentPlaceholder.png 106 West 4th Street W.D. Tex. 1936-1995
Still in use as a post office.
n/a
United State Courthouse Plano TransparentPlaceholder.png 7940 Preston Road E.D. Tex. 2008-present
Replaced Paris, Texas courthouse.
n/a
O.C. Fisher Federal Building San Angelo TX-SanAngelo 1911 1 Ref.jpg 33 East Twohig Avenue N.D. Tex. 1911-present U.S. Rep. O. C. Fisher (1980)
U.S. Court House & Post Office San Antonio TransparentPlaceholder.png ? W.D. Tex. 1890-1935
Razed in 1935.
n/a
Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse San Antonio Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, San Antonio, TX Aug 03.jpg 615 East Houston Street W.D. Tex. 1936-?
Still in use by U.S. Bankruptcy Court, W.D. Tex.
District Court judge Hipolito Frank Garcia (2004)
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Sherman TransparentPlaceholder.png 101 East Pecan Street E.D. Tex. 1907-present n/a
U.S. Court House & Post Office Texarkana AR-Texarkana RSA 1888-s.jpg ? E.D. Tex.[4] 1892-1911
Razed in 1930.
n/a
U.S. Court House Texarkana TX-Texarkana 1911 1 Ref.jpg 321 West 4th Street E.D. Tex. 1911-1933
Now the Texarkana Regional Arts Center.
n/a
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Texarkana State Line Avenue.jpg 500 North State Line Avenue E.D. Tex.[5] 1933-present n/a
U.S. Court House & Post Office Tyler TransparentPlaceholder.png ? E.D. Tex. 1889-1933
Razed in 1933.
n/a
William M. Steger Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse Tyler TransparentPlaceholder.png 211 West Ferguson Street E.D. Tex. 1934-present District Court judge William Steger (2006)
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Victoria TransparentPlaceholder.png 210 E. Constitution S.D. Tex. 1913-1960
Now privately owned.
n/a
Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building Victoria TransparentPlaceholder.png 312 South Main S.D. Tex. 1960-present Martin Luther King, Jr. (since c. 1993)
U.S. Court House & Post Office Waco TransparentPlaceholder.png ? N.D. Tex.
W.D. Tex.
1889-1902
1902-1937
Sold in 1939.
n/a
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Waco TransparentPlaceholder.png 800 Franklin Avenue W.D. Tex. 1937-present n/a
U.S. Post Office & Courthouse Wichita Falls TransparentPlaceholder.png 1000 Lamar Street N.D. Tex. 1933-present n/a

Key[edit]

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)
†† NRHP-listed and also designated as a National Historic Landmark

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b For the usage of court abbreviations, see List of United States district and territorial courts.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ National Park Service Archaeological Field Inspection.
  4. ^ Straddled the state line between Arkansas and Texas.
  5. ^ Straddles the state line between Arkansas and Texas; it is the only U.S. federal building to occupy two states.

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