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Glasscock County Courthouses


Glasscock County Courthouse 1894 - First courthouse, Garden City.  Used also as a jail, and later just as a jail.Glasscock County Courthouse, Garden City, Texas early 1900s

Glasscock County Courthouse 1909 - Second courthouse, Garden City.  Still in use. Small building, solidly built of stone quarried from nearby hills, with walls that are over three feet thick.  Modifications: Original pressed metal ceiling under accoustical tile throughoutWood panelling added to interior walls. Elevator added in 1994. French drain/foundation drainage improvements considered late 1998. Source: Texas Historic Sites Atlas.

Glasscock County Courthouse and Jail.  On May 9, 1893, a little over one month from the date of Glasscock County's formal organization, the first county commissioner's court issued bonds to erect a combination courthouse/jail building. L. T. Noyes of Houston, with the assistance of plasterer William T. Lovell, completed the structure on February 12, 1894. Glasscock County Courthouse, Garden City, Texas 1930sOriginally, the ground floor of the building was used for court sessions and the second floor used as the jail. The 2-story stone building, later used only as a jail, features subtle Classical influences, including corner pilasters and a tall corbelled cornice. County bonds issued through the First State Bank of Garden City in 1909 were used to employ Mutual Construction Company, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, and architects Edward C. Hasford & Co., of Dallas, to build a new courthouse. The 2 1/2 story Classical Revival structure, constructed of 3-foot thick native stone from a local ranch owned by Steve Calverley, was completed on August 27, 1910. It features colossal Doric columns supporting its open pediment and a horizontal belt course which follows its 2nd floor window sills. The current Glasscock County Courthouse has been in continuous use since 1910. The original courthouse/jail structure was replaced by a new jail in 1980. Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks - 1962. Marker located on FM 158, Courthouse grounds, Garden City.


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