Dimmit County Courthouse

Dimmit County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1880
County Seat: Carrizo Springs
Present Status: Gone

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1884
County Seat: Carrizo Springs
Present Status: Partially existing as part of 1927 courthouse.
Architect: J. G. Breeding
Architectural Firm: Breeding & Sons
Architectural Style: Italianate
Contractor: J. Thompson
Building Materials/Description: Stone. $14,000

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1927
County Seat: Carrizo Springs
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architect: Henry Truman Phelps
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Contractor: San Antonio Construction Company
Building Materials/Description: Stone. Levi English led 400 Atascosa County citizens to Carrizo Springs in 1865. He and his wife Matilda later gave land for the courthouse square. Originally a 5-bay, square Italianate building with wooden frame. Central double gallery removed in 1925 by Henry T. Phelps and expansion of north and south ends resulted in H-plan. Most of the 1884 building is hidden.


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July 17, 2017