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LYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Tahoka, Texas

Lynn County has had two courthouses:
1903 and 1916

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1916 Lynn County Courthouse, Tahoka TX
1916 Lynn County Courthouse
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007

The Present Lynn County Courthouse -
Tahoka, Texas

Date - 1916
Architect - W. R. Rice
Style - Classical Rivival

Photographer's Note:
The 1916 Lynn County courthouse is made of concrete with a brick and terra-cotta veneer.

The 1919 Freestone County courthouse and the 1922 Dallam County courthouse share the same design. - Terry Jeanson

Historical Marker:

Lynn County Courthouse

In 1876 the Texas legislature created Lynn County, which organized in 1903 with Tahoka as county seat. A two-story frame structure on this site served as courthouse until citizens approved a bond election for the current building in Jul. 1915. Designed by William M. Rice and built by A.Z. Rogers, the three-story building with full basement housed courtrooms, office space and the county jail. Completed in Dec. 1916, the reinforced concrete building with red brick and cast stone veneer exhibits classical revival style in symmetrical facades repeated on opposite sides and porticos with ionic columns.
2008
Tahoka TX - 1916 Lynn County Courthouse
1916 Lynn County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Lynn County Courthouse, Tahoka, Texas old photo
Lynn County Courthouse in 1939
Photo Courtesy TxDoT
Lynn County Courthouse, Tahoka, Texas old postcard
Another early view of the Lynn County Courthouse
Postcard circa 1925 courtesy THC
1916 Lynn County Courthouse, Tahoka TX
South side entrance architectural details
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Lynn County Courthouse Cornerstone, Tahoka TX
1916 Lynn County Courthouse cornerstone
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Lynn County Courthouse district courtroom, Tahoka TX
The current district courtroom with a false ceiling. The upper portion is covered up but can still be accessed.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Lynn County Courthouse Texas, Entrance to Balcony
Entrance to the balcony
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Photographer's Note:
[Above] Entrance to the balcony - The original paint and gold flower trim is still in good condition and waiting to be restored. The top floor jail, in use until 1960, is to the left outside this door.

[Below] The centrally located two-story district courtroom has been cut in half over the years. While the bottom floor of the courtroom has been modernized, the upper floor balcony section sits in ruins. - Terry Jeanson
Lynn County Courthouse, above courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007
Lynn County Courthouse, above courtroom
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, 2007

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