Grimes County Courthouse

Grimes County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1838
County Seat: Anderson
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1838.
Building Materials/Description: Vernacular, cedar log cabin

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1850
County Seat: Anderson
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1890 (vault remained)
Architect: W. W. Arington
General Contractor: M. N. Taylor & McKipak
Building Materials/Description: Rock

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1891
County Seat: Anderson
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1893
Architect: Jacob Larmour
Architectural Firm: Larmour & Watson
Architectural Style: Italianate
General Contractor: J. O. Wilson & J. A. Wilson
Building Materials/Description: Brick, stone, unknown how closely 1893 structure’s plan is to Larmour’s 1891 design.

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1893
County Seat: Anderson
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architect: F. S. Glover
Architectural Firm: Glover & Co.
Architectural Style: Italianate
General Contractor: G.T. Macon and Thomas C. Foster
Building Materials/Description: Brick, similar to 1891, unknown how close Glover’s plan is to original 1891 design by Jacob Larmour. The Grimes County Courthouse, designed by F. S. Glover & Co. in the Italianate style, was built in 1893. The three story building is constructed of hand molded red brick. The building is covered by a steeply pitched roof surmounted by four chimneys. $12,597