Archer County Courthouse and Jail

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Archer County Courthouse and Jail
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Archer County Courthouse and Jail is located in Texas
Archer County Courthouse and Jail
Archer County Courthouse and Jail
Location Public Sq. and Sycamore and Pecan Sts., Archer City, Texas
Coordinates 33°35′42″N 98°37′31″W / 33.59500°N 98.62528°W / 33.59500; -98.62528Coordinates: 33°35′42″N 98°37′31″W / 33.59500°N 98.62528°W / 33.59500; -98.62528
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1891
Architect Alonzo N. Dawson
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP Reference # 77001424[1]
TSAL # 8200000020
RTHL # 191
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 23, 1977
Designated TSAL May 28, 1981
Designated RTHL 1963

Archer County Courthouse and Jail is a historic courthouse building on Public Square and Sycamore and Pecan Streets in Archer City, Texas.

Archer County was organized in 1880. The Romanesque style courthouse was built in 1891 and replaced a wooden courthouse from 1880. The building was designed by Alonzo N. Dawson of Fort Worth in Romanesque Revival style. The contract amount for construction was $32,500. The exterior walls of the courthouse are of brown sandstone obtained from a nearby quarry. Originally, the building was two-story and rising from the center of the courthouse was a massive octagonal tower, with four clock faces, terminated with a cupola. The tower was removed in 1928 and a third floor was added. The courthouse and jail were added to the National Register of Historic Places December 23, 1977.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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