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LUBBOCK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock County has had three courthouses:
1891, 1915 and 1950

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The present 1950 Lubbock County Courthouse, Lubbock, Texas
The 1950 Lubbock County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007

The Present Lubbock County Courthouse

Date - 1950
Architect - Haynes & Kirby
Style - Modern
Material - Limestone and granite
Addition - 1968

"The 1950 Lubbock County courthouse has a large addition to the rear which was built in 1968. The addition matches the architectural style of the original part of the building." - Terry Jeanson
1950 Lubbock County Courthouse entrance, Lubbock, Texas
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
Lubbock, Texas - Lubbock County Courthouse cornerstone
The 1950 Lubbock County Courthouse Cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
Lubbock, Texas - Lubbock County Courthouse
Star ornament in the tile on the first floor
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, February 2007
The present 1950 Lubbock County Courthouse, Lubbock, Texas
The 1950 Lubbock County Courthouse
Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/

The Second Lubbock County Courthouse
1916 - 1968

Texas 1915 Lubbock County courthouse old photo
The 1915 Lubbock County Courthouse
replaced by the modern-style building in 1950.
1939 photo Courtesy TxDoT
The caption below the 1915 Lubbock County courthouse photo hanging in the lobby of the current courthouse:

SECOND LUBBOCK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
1916 - 1968

By 1915, the growth and prosperity of Lubbock County required the construction of a new, more modern courthouse. Begun in November of 1915, the substantial stone structure was built in the Classical Revival style, at a cost of approximately $100,000. In addition to the county offices and county and district courts, the courthouse contained a number of state offices and agencies. After the city of Lubbock was incorporated in 1909, city offices were housed in the courthouse until City Hall was constructed in 1923. In 1950, a new Lubbock County Courthouse was built to the west of the second courthouse. However, it became evident as construction progressed that the old courthouse was needed for offices for various state agencies and related activities. Thus, the 1916 courthouse remained until 1968, when it was demolished and Avenue H opened through the two-block public square.
- Submitted by Terry Jeanson
1915 Lubbock County Courthouse and county  jail, Lubbock Texas old photo
1915 Lubbock County Courthouse and jail.
Photo courtesy Ken Sharpe
The First Lubbock County Courthouse
1891 - 1916
First Lubbock County Courthouse,  circa 1891,  Lubbock Texas
"This photo of the 1891 Lubbock County courthouse is hanging in the lobby of the current courthouse."
- Terry Jeanson, February 2007
This is a partial transcript of the caption below the above photo:
FIRST LUBBOCK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
1891 - 1916
(This) courthouse was constructed in the center of the square bounded by South First (now Broadway), North First (Main), Cedar Street (Texas), and Chestnut Street (Avenue G), at a cost of approximately $40,000. .....When construction began on a new courthouse on the public square in 1915, the old courthouse was moved to the southwest corner of Tenth and Avenue G.
- Submitted by Terry Jeanson

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