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PRESIDIO COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Marfa, Texas
Presidio County


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Marfa Texas - Presidio County Courthouse
Presidio County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy James Nelms, July 2009

Presidio County Courthouse
- Marfa, Texas

Date - 1886
Architect - Alfred Giles
Style - Second Empire
Material - Stone & brick
Cost - $60,000

The 1886 Courthouse is the only one they've ever had. The county seat was moved from Fort Davis in 1885. Alfred Giles, famed English-born architect designed this Second Empire stone and brick building.

The Courthouse begins a restoration in October 2000.

Historical Marker (on Hwy 17, Marfa):

Presidio County Courthouse

A landmark of the Big Bend. Large dome is visible for miles. Constructed of native stone and brick made at Marfa. Stucco added later. Built 1886 in this county's third seat of justice. First county seat was Fort Leaton, on the Rio Grande; second, Fort Davis.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964.
Presidio County courthouse

Presidio County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT

Presidio County Courthouse
Presidio County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, 8-04
Goddess of Justice on Presidio County Courthouse
Goddess of Justice with lightning rod and broken sword
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, 8-04
Presidio County courthouse dome
The Presidio County courthouse dome after restoration
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, 8-04
Presidio County Courthouse tower Presidio County Courthouse tower before restoration
TE Photo, 2000
Presidio County Courthouse Presidio County Courthouse as it appeared in 2000
TE Photo, 2000
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