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KAUFMAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Kaufman, Texas

Kaufman County has had four courthouses:
1851, 1861, 1887 and the present 1956 courthouse.

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1956 Kaufman County courthouse, Kaufman, Texas
Kaufman County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006

The Present Kaufman County Courthouse

Date - 1956
Architect - A. Warren Morey and McGill, Dallas
Style - Modern
Material - Brick, steel, aluminum and black marble


Photographer's Note:
"The current 1956 Kaufman County courthouse is shrouded in trees which helps to hide its modern staleness. To add insult to injury, a security booth was recently constructed to the front of the building, further obscuring the facade of this architectural masterpiece." - Terry Jeanson
Confederate monument on Kaufman County courthouse ground
"The Confederate monument, constructed in 1911, was moved to a safe place during the demolition of the 1887 courthouse and restored to its current location once the 1956 courthouse was completed."

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2006
The 1887 Kaufman County Courthouse, Kaufman Texas
This oil painting of the 1887 Kaufman County courthouse hangs in the Carnegie Library Museum in Terrell, TX.

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, Dec. 2006
The 1887 Kaufman County Courthouse, Texas
The 1887 Kaufman County Courthouse, no longer standing
1939 photo courtesy TXDoT
The 1887 Kaufman County Courthouse, Texas
The courthouse and the courthouse square
1918 photo courtesy THC
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