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MOORE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Dumas, Texas

Moore County has had two courthouses:
1893 and 1930

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The 1930 Moore County Courthouse, Dumas Texas
The 1930 Moore County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008

The Present Moore County Courthouse -
Dumas, Texas

Date - 1930
Architect - Berry & Hatch
Style - Moderne
Material - Brick and concrete

The 1930 Moore County courthouse sits on the same plot of land as the county's first courthouse, donated by the president of the land company that founded the town, Louis Dumas.
The building was constructed with a rooftop jail that was used until 1979.

Historical Marker:

Moore County Courthouse

Land for this courthouse square was donated by Louis Dumas, who laid out the townsite in 1891. One year later, Moore County was formally organized as a government, and in 1893 the county's first courthouse was built. The original courthouse was replaced by the current structure, built by C. S. Lambie and Company at a cost of $155,000. The brick building was occupied by county officials during the first week of August 1931. Both courthouses have held all county records and have served as focal points for the community and for the entire county.
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The 1930 Moore County Courthouse, Dumas Texas
Southwest corner of the courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
Moore County courthouse, Dumas, Texas vintage photo
Moore County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
Photo courtesy TXDoT
1930 Moore County Courthouse entrance, Dumas Texas
Courthouse entrance
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008

Moore County Courthouse -
Architectural Details

Dumas, Texas

Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
 Moore County Courthouse entrance arch, Dumas Texas
Courthouse entrance
Moore County Courthouse entrance top, Dumas Texas
"Justice, Equity and Peace Administered Alike to All People."
Moore County Courthouse statue, Dumas Texas
Moore County Courthouse statue, Dumas Texas
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Moore County Courthouse carvings, Dumas Texas
Moore County Courthouse architectural details, Dumas Texas
Collage of stone carvings
Moore County Courthouse pedestal,  Dumas Texas
Moore County Courthouse eagle, Dumas Texas
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Above photos courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
Moore County Courthouse -
Courtroom
Dumas, Texas

Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
Photographer's Note:
"For years, the intricate Art-Deco details of the district courtroom have been covered by false walls and a dropped ceiling. The courtroom is currently undergoing a restoration to its original splendor, including the reconstruction of the wood floor molding, balustrades and many pieces of furniture. Many elements of the original courtroom remained intact, enabling craftsmen to use those portions as a frame of reference for the more damaged areas." - Terry Jeanson
Moore County Courthouse courtroom, Dumas Texas
Moore County Courthouse courtroom decorative ceiling, Dumas Texas
Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008

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