Glasscock County Courthouse and Jail

Glasscock County Courthouse and Jail (HM26L4)

Location: Garden City, TX 79739 Glasscock County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 51.834', W 101° 28.825'

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On May 9, 1893, a little over one month from the date of Glasscock County's formal organization, the first county commissioner's court issued bonds to erect a combination courthouse/jail building.
L. T. Noyes of Houston, with the assistance of plasterer William T. Lovell, completed the structure on February 12, 1894.
Originally, the ground floor of the building was used for court sessions and the second floor used as the jail.
The 2-story stone building, later used only as a jail, features subtle Classical influences, including corner pilasters and a tall corbelled cornice.

County bonds issued through the First State Bank of Garden City in 1909 were used to employ Mutual Construction Company, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, and architects Edward C. Hasford & Co., of Dallas, to build a new courthouse.
The 2 1/2 story Classical Revival structure, constructed of 3-foot thick native stone from a local ranch owned by Steve Calverley, was completed on August 27, 1910. It features colossal Doric columns supporting its open pediment and a horizontal belt course which follows its 2nd floor window sills.

The current Glasscock County Courthouse has been in continuous use since 1910. The original courthouse/jail structure was replaced by a new jail in 1980.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks

- 1962
HM NumberHM26L4
Year Placed1964
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 265333 N 3528032
Decimal Degrees31.86390000, -101.48041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 51.834', W 101° 28.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 51' 50.04" N, 101° 28' 49.5" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-158, Garden City TX 79739, US
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