Tarrant County Courthouse

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Tarrant County Courthouse
Tarrant Court House (1 of 1).jpg
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 United States
Tarrant County Courthouse
Tarrant County Courthouse
LocationBounded by Houston, Belknap, Weatherford, and Commerce Sts.,
Fort Worth, Texas
Coordinates32°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
Area2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built1893 (1893)
ArchitectGunn & Curtis
Architectural styleLate 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Renaissance
NRHP reference #70000762[1]
TSAL #8200000576
RTHL #5195
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1970
Designated TSALJanuary 1, 1981
Designated RTHL1969
Postcard of the Tarrant County Courthouse, ca. 1933.

The Tarrant County Courthouse is part of the Tarrant County government campus in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

History[edit]

The Tarrant County Courthouse was designed by the architecture firm of Frederick C. Gunn and Louis Curtiss and built by the Probst Construction Company of Chicago, 1893-1895. It is a pink Texas granite building in Renaissance Revival style, closely resembling the Texas State Capitol with the exception of the clock tower. The cost was $408,840 and citizens considered it such a public extravagance that a new County Commissioners' Court was elected in 1894.

A monument dedicated to Confederate Army soldiers was erected on the grounds by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1953.[2] In 1958, a Civil Courts Building was constructed on the west side of the courthouse. In 2012, a $4.5 million renovation to the clock tower was completed.[3] In 2013, the Civil Courts Building was demolished.[citation needed]

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.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Future of Confederate Monuments Should Incorporate the Views of Many". Fort-Worth Star Telegram. August 25, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10/23/4358630/tarrant-county-courthouses-clock.html#storylink=cpy Archived 2012-11-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "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