Houston County Courthouse

Houston County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1838
County Seat: Houston
Present Status: Gone
Architect: John Jacob Erwin
General Contractor: John Jacob Erwin
Building Materials/Description: Vernacular, log cabin

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1851
County Seat: Houston
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1865
Building Materials/Description: Brick, 2-story

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1871
County Seat: Houston
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1882
Building Materials/Description: Frame, 2-story

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1883
County Seat: Houston
Present Status: Gone
Architect: Wesley Clarke Dodson
Building Materials/Description: Brick, $20,000

5th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1939
County Seat: Houston
Present Status: Existing. Active
Architect: Blum E. Hestor
Architectural Style: Moderne
General Contractor: Eckert-Fair Const. Co.
Building Materials/Description: WPA Project. 4-story courthouse made up of 3 “blocks”: 4-story center “block” and 3-story flanking “blocks.” The windows are steel casements and are set in vertical full-height panels with decorative spandrels. $120,000