Smith County Courthouse

Smith County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

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

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1848
County Seat: Tyler
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Vernacular, log cabin, 18′ x 18′

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1851
County Seat: Tyler
Present Status: Gone. Part of 1876. Bricks reused in 1908 and 1955 courthouses
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Building Materials/Description: 2-story, brick, 40’x70’

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1876
County Seat: Tyler
Present Status: Gone. Bricks used in 1908 & 1955 courthouses
Architect: Eugene Thomas Heiner
Architectural Style: Second Empire
General Contractor: E. L. Clay & W. W. Kidd
Building Materials/Description: Brick, mansard and tower, $3,000

5th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1910
County Seat: Tyler
Present Status: Gone
Architect: Charles Henry Page Jr.
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
General Contractor: M. M. Whitney
Building Materials/Description: Brick, stone

6th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1955
County Seat: Tyler
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architectural Firm: Jameson & Merrell
Architectural Style: Art Deco
Building Materials/Description: Concrete, brick, stone, $1.5 million