Tarrant County Courthouse

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Tarrant County Courthouse
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North elevation of Tarrant County Courthouse in 2016
Tarrant County Courthouse is located in Texas
Tarrant County Courthouse
Tarrant County Courthouse
Tarrant County Courthouse is located in the US
Tarrant County Courthouse
Tarrant County Courthouse
Location Bounded by Houston, Belknap, Weatherford, and Commerce Sts.,
Fort Worth, Texas
Coordinates 32°45′26″N 97°19′58″W / 32.75722°N 97.33278°W / 32.75722; -97.33278Coordinates: 32°45′26″N 97°19′58″W / 32.75722°N 97.33278°W / 32.75722; -97.33278
Area 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built 1893 (1893)
Architect Gunn & Curtis
Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Renaissance
NRHP reference # 70000762[1]
TSAL # 8200000576
RTHL # 5195
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1970
Designated TSAL January 1, 1981
Designated RTHL 1969
Postcard view of the Tarrant County, Texas courthouse, ca. 1933.

The Tarrant County Courthouse, part of the Tarrant County government campus in Fort Worth, Texas, United States, was designed by the architecture firm of Frederick C. Gunn & Louis Curtiss and built by the Probst Construction Company of Chicago, 1893-1895. This pink Texas granite building, in Renaissance Revival style, closely resembles the Texas State Capitol with the exception of the clock tower. The cost was $408,840 USD and citizens considered it such a public extravagance that a new County Commissioners' Court was elected in 1894. In 1958 A Civil Courts Building was constructed on the west side of the courthouse.

The Tarrant County Courthouse's clock tower had its coming out party on October 23, 2012 after a 14-month, $4.5 million makeover. County officials rededicated the 1895 structure and led about 150 people on a tour of the tower.[2] In 2013, the Civil Courts Building was demolished.

The Tarrant County Courthouse currently houses the Tarrant County clerk's office, probate and county courts at law, a law library, and the Tarrant County facilities management department.[3]

The Tarrant County Courthouse was seen in the TV series, Walker, Texas Ranger.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10/23/4358630/tarrant-county-courthouses-clock.html#storylink=cpy Archived 2012-11-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Tarrant County eGov: Downtown Campus". Retrieved 2009-08-30.

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Records
Preceded by
Unknown
Tallest building in Fort Worth
194 feet (59 m)

1895-1920
Succeeded by
W. T. Waggoner Building