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Jim Hogg County Courthouse

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1912, Henry T. Phelps; 1981 additions, Leyendecker and Cavazos. N. Smith Ave. at E. Tilley St.

Centered on a city block, the civic facility stimulated only sporadic commercial construction along its perimeter streets. The original Phelps-designed Mission Revival brick courthouse with a Prairie Style entranceway was stuccoed, doubled in size, and embellished in 1981 by Laredo-based architects Guillermo Cavazos and Alfonso A. Leyendecker with a blocky, two-story monumental colonnade that reoriented the main elevation from Tilley Street to Smith Avenue.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Jim Hogg County Courthouse", [Hebbronville, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 262-262.

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