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.
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Jim Hogg County Courthouse
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