Fannin County Courthouse

Fannin County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1840
County Seat: Warren
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Vernacular, log cabin, 18′ x 24′, 1 1/2 story

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1843
County Seat: Bonham
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Vernacular, log cabin, dog trot

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1854
County Seat: Bonham
Present Status: Gone. Demolished 1859
Architect: Thomas C. Bean
Building Materials/Description: Brick, 40′ x 40′

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1860
County Seat: Bonham
Present Status: Gone. Demolished 1887
Architect: Sylvanus Howell
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
General Contractor: William P. Seitz
Building Materials/Description: Square-plan ante bellum, brick 2 story, tower

5th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1889
County Seat: Bonham
Present Status: Existing. Burned 1929. Part of 1965 courthouse
Architect: Wesley Clarke Dodson
Architectural Firm: Dodson & Dudley
Architectural Style: Second Empire and Renaissance Revival
General Contractor: Kane & Cormack
Building Materials/Description: Stone, 3 story, tower

6th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1929
County Seat: Bonham
Present Status: Existing. Part of 1965 courthouse
Architectural Firm: Sparger & Peters
Architectural Style: Moderne
General Contractor: Allen & Bragg
Building Materials/Description: Stone, 3 story, no tower,

7th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1965
County Seat: Bonham
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architect: Fred Buford
Architectural Firm: Buford Architects and Engineers
Architectural Style: Moderne
General Contractor: BFW Construction Co.
Building Materials/Description: Stone, $600,000

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July 17, 2017