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Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse

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1936, Charles L. Wignall and Stone and Pitts. 500 Lakeshore Dr.

Built where the Port Arthur Townsite and Land Company erected the Sabine Hotel, the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse is a compact, modernistic, three-story block flanked by two-story wings. Set in a small park studded with live oak and palm trees, the courthouse's copper roof transposes the green of surrounding vegetation skyward. The courthouse is such a serene building that it makes visitors aware of how beautiful downtown Port Arthur might be. Next door to the sub-courthouse at 400 Lakeshore Drive is the Port Arthur Municipal Building of 1970 by Moore, Stansbury and Vaught.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse", [Port Arthur, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-OP14.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 383-383.

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