Polk County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse (HM14PF)

Location: Livingston, TX 77351 Polk County
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N 30° 42.64', W 94° 55.987'

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Completed in 1924, this is the fifth courthouse to serve Polk County. Citing "lack of space and modern conveniences," the Commissioners Court hired the Houston architectural firm of McLelland & Fink to design their new building. Contractor Isaac Young completed demolition of the 1884 courthouse by July 1923, and the first court meetings were held in this building by the fall of 1924. Designed to include an auditorium, library, American Legion hall and post office, which were replaced in later years by administrative and judicial offices, the Polk County Courthouse features Classical Revival styling with Beaux Arts influences. It stands as a significant part of Livingston's architectural heritage.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001
HM NumberHM14PF
Marker Number12712
Year Placed2001
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 314881 N 3399132
Decimal Degrees30.71066667, -94.93311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.64', W 94° 55.987'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 38.40" N, 94° 55' 59.22" W
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Area Code(s)936, 832
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 N Washington Ave, Livingston TX 77351, US
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