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    TERRY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
    County Seat - Brownfield, Texas

    Terry County has had 2 courthouses: 1906, 1925

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    Brownfield Texas - Terry County Courthouse
    The SW corner of Terry County courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2013

    The Present Terry County Courthouse -
    Brownfield, Texas

    Date - 1925
    Architects - Peters & Haynes
    Contractor - J.M. Morgan Const. Co.
    Style - Texas Renaissance
    Material - Brick and concrete

    1951 Addition:

    Architect - Carl H. Stautz
    Contractor - Walter Droemer

    The addition doubled the size of their 1925 building.

    Photographer's Note:
    "A $3.2 million renovation/restoration that begun in late 2011 was completed by the summer of 2013 and an open house was held on July 26, 2013 to celebrate (which, coincidentally, was the 150th anniversary of the death of Sam Houston.)" - Terry Jeanson
    Terry County courthouse, Brownfield, Texas
    Terry County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
    Photo courtesy TXDoT
    1925 Terry County Courthouse, Brownfield, Texas, old photo
    Old postcard of the 1925 Terry County Courthouse
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    Brownfield Texas - Terry County Courthouse
    South side entrance. The tall, round top windows indicate the location of the restored two-story district courtroom.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2013
    Brownfield Texas - Terry County Courthouse
    Terry County courthouse West side entrance
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2013
    Brownfield Texas - Terry County Courthouse
    Terry County courthouse seen from the northwest corner
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2013
    Brownfield Texas - Terry County Courthouse district courtroom
    The restored two-story district courtroom. A false ceiling had previously cut the courtroom in half just above the door transoms.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2013
    Brownfield Texas - Terry County Courthouse courtroom door
    Doors to the district courtroom. The wooden pediments above the doors had to be reconstructed from old photographs.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2013
    1925 Terry County courthouse, Brownfield Texas
    The courthouse before the 2011 restoration
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007

    The 1906 Terry County Courthouse
    Brownfield, Texas

    The 1906 Terry County Courthouse was 40 feet square and 24 feet high and the contracted construction cost was $3800.
    1906 Terry County Courthouse, Brownfield, Texas,
    Tinted photograph of the 1906 Terry County courthouse, hanging in the lobby of the current courthouse.
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
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