Childress County Courthouse

Childress County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1887
County Seat: Childress
Present Status: Gone

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1891
County Seat: Childress
Present Status: Gone
General Contractor: Thomas Lovell claims to have built the Childress courthouse but does not say if it was 1887 or 1891 structure
Building Materials/Description: Brick. Cost to build: $20,200

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1939
County Seat: Childress
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architectural Firm: Townes & Funk
Architectural Style: Moderne
Building Materials/Description: Stone. Cost to build: $250,000. 4-story limestone building with jail facilities on fourth floor. Aluminum frame windows set in vertical relief emphasize the vertical. Entrance loggia features modern fluted columns (no capitals).