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STEPHENS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Breckenridge, Texas

Stephens County has had three courhouses:
1876, 1883 and the present 1926 courthouse

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1926 Stephens County Courthouse, Brenkenridge, Texas
The 1926 Stephens County courthouse today.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2007

The Present Stephens County Courthouse -
Breckenridge, Texas

Date - 1926
Architect - David S. Castle
Style - Classical Revival
Material - Limestone

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Stephens County Courthouse, Brendenridge, Texas
The 1926 Stephens County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939

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Stephens County Courthouse, Brendenridge, Texas
Another old photo of the Stephens County Courthouse

Photo circa 1945 courtesy THC
Stephens County Courthouse, Brenkenridge, Texas
Front view of the 1926 Stephens County courthouse
TE photo, February 2004
Stephens County Courthouse side view, Brenkenridge, Texas
Side view of the 1926 Stephens County courthouse
TE photo, February 2004
Stephens County Courthouse architectural detail, Brenkenridge, Texas
 
Capital - Stephens County courthouse architectural detail, Brenkenridge, Texas
Courthouse detail.

TE photos February 2004
Stephens County Courthouse architectural detail, Brenkenridge, Texas
Courthouse detail. TE photo, February 2004
Also of note is the homage to the Egyptian "Father of Architecture" Hammurabi (above the door on the NW side (rear) of the building.
1883 Stephens County courthouse
Mural of the 1883 Stephens County Courthouse, Breckenridge Texas
Breckenridge mural showing the 1883 Stephens County courthouse
TE photo, February 2004
The 1883 Courthouse Arch
Looking like a Mayan ruin, the main entrance to the 1883 courthouse is displayed on the lawn of the 1926 courthouse.
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