Navarro County Courthouse

Navarro County Courthouse

1st Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1848
County Seat: Corsicana
Present Status: Gone
General Contractor: J. Johnson
Building Materials/Description: Log cabin, $100 Single-pen log cabin of red cedar and double-pen of post oak. It was originally chinked, clapboard sided, and whitewashed. Windowless, floorless, 16′ x 17′. Mavis Kelsey, in his book “The Courthouses of Texas,” says this building is still standing.

2nd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1853
County Seat: Corsicana
Present Status: Gone. Burned 1855
General Contractor: Thomas J. Haynes
Building Materials/Description: Frame, 2-story, 40′ x 46′, ext. stair, copula, $4,000

3rd Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1857
County Seat: Corsicana
Present Status: Gone
Building Materials/Description: Frame, similar to previous

4th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1881
County Seat: Corsicana
Present Status: Gone
Architect: Frederick E. Ruffini
Architectural Style: Second Empire
General Contractor: Texas Building Association
Building Materials/Description: Cream colored brick, $56,000, similar to Williamson & Rusk County Courthouses

5th Courthouse

Building Completion Date: 1905
County Seat: Corsicana
Present Status: Existing. Active.
Architect: James Edward Flanders
Architectural Style: Beaux Arts and Prairie Style
General Contractor: General Supply & Bldg. Co.
Building Materials/Description: 3-story structure constructed of Red Burnet granite and gray brick. Features clock dome and pedimented entryway supported by giant order Ionic columns. French clay tile roof. $150,000


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July 18, 2017