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CHILDRESS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Childress, Texas

Childress County has had three courthouses:
1887, 1891 and the present 1939 courthouse

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The 1939 Childress County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007

Childress County Courthouse -
Childress, Texas

Date - 1939
Architect - Townes and Funk
Style - Moderne
Material - Stone

Town and county are named after George Campbell Childress - author of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

"This courthouse was a Public Works Administration project. It was designed by Amarillo architects Townes & Funk who designed several courthouses in the Panhandle."

Courthouse south entrance, with the dates of 1891 - 1939
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
Dedication plaque for the 1939 courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
North side of the 1939 Childress County courthouse facing US 287.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September, 2007
"This jail annex was built on the northeast corner of the courthouse square in 1905. It was used until 1939 when the jail was moved to the fourth floor of the current courthouse." - Terry Jeanson, 2007 photo
Texas - 1939 Childress County courthouse old photo
The 1939 Childress County Courthouse
1939 Photo Courtesy TXDoT
Childress County courthouse, Texas
Childress County Courthouse as it appeared in the late 1950s
Postcard courtesy THC

The 1891 Childress County Courthouse -
Childress, Texas

1891 Childress County Courthouse old postcard
The 1891 Childress County Courthouse
1909 postcard courtesy THC
Texas - 1891 Childress County Courthouse Cornerstone
"The cornerstone for the 1891 Childress County courthouse (laid October 4, 1890) is on the south side of the building. It lists the architect as William Douglas and the contractors as Lovell, Miller & Hood." - Terry Jeanson, 2007 photo
Texas - 1891 Childress County Courthouse Cornerstone
"This second cornerstone is also from the 1891 courthouse, which burned down less than a year after its construction and was rebuilt. Although worn, the writing appears to read 'Burned Oct. '91. Rebuilt 1892.'" - Terry Jeanson, 2007 photo


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