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Lamar County Courthouse

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1917, Sanguinet and Staats, with Barry and Smith. 119 N. Main St.

The courthouse is located on a street corner rather than the typical square, allowing the public square to remain open for the town’s cotton trade days. Richardsonian Romanesque in style, the building’s south and east facades have shallow triple-arched entrance porches and four fluted Composite columns fronting the recessed central portions of the third through fifth stories. These elements were replicated from the 1896 Romanesque Revival courthouse, which was also designed by Marshall Sanguinet. The construction of the 1917 structure reused rock-faced pink granite salvaged from the original courthouse gutted by the 1916 fire.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 131-131.

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