Collin County Courthouse

Collin County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1846
County Seat: Buckner
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Vernacular, log cabin

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1848
County Seat: McKinney
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Frame, 2 room

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1859
County Seat: McKinney
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Stone

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1874
County Seat: McKinney
Present Status: Existing. Part of 1927 Courthouse.
Architect: Charles Wheeler
Architectural Style: Second Empire
General Contractor: O. J. King
Building Materials/Description: Stone (quarried in Squezepenny near Anna, TX), brick, 2 story. Dedication extravaganza reportedly held 1 Jan 1876. 1927 drastic modifications removed Second Empire elements including mansard roofs, wrought iron spires, and windows. Alterations by W.A. Peters. Exterior restored in 1983. Completely remodeled in 1927 with little remaining of original Second Empire details and proportions.

5th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1927
County Seat: McKinney
Present Status: Existing. Encompasses 1874 courthouse. Now McKinney Performing Arts Center
Architect: W. A. Peters
Architectural Style: Neoclassical
General Contractor: Rife Construction Company
Building Materials/Description: Brick veneer, 3 story

6th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1979
County Seat: McKinney
Present Status: Existing. Now City of McKinney building
Architectural Style: Moderne
Building Materials/Description: Brick, Concrete, Steel

7th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 2009
County Seat: McKinney
Present Status: Existing. Active
Architectural Style: Moderne
Building Materials/Description: Brick, Concrete, Steel