Historic Plaque, Stephens County Courthouse

Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque in Breckenridge, Texas. It reads: "Stephens County Courthouse. This ornate doorway was main entrance of the three-story red sandstone courthouse built here in 1883. Carved into these columns are the names of Architect J. E. Flanders, County Judge E. L. Walker, and three of the four commissioners. The fourth was omitted because he objected to the cost of the construction. A large cistern at the rear of the building provided water for the town. When the oil boom of the 1920s attracted more people to this area, and the old structure was replaced by a larger courthouse in 1926, this portal was left as a reminder of the county's pioneer heritage. (1975)"

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Stephens County - Breckenridge
Creation Date: April 14, 2006
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 48
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 14, 2006
  • Digitized: May 2, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Stephens County - Breckenridge
Coordinates
32.7571217527, -98.9046948891
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
April 14, 2006
Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque in Breckenridge, Texas. It reads: "Stephens County Courthouse. This ornate doorway was main entrance of the three-story red sandstone courthouse built here in 1883. Carved into these columns are the names of Architect J. E. Flanders, County Judge E. L. Walker, and three of the four commissioners. The fourth was omitted because he objected to the cost of the construction. A large cistern at the rear of the building provided water for the town. When the oil boom of the 1920s attracted more people to this area, and the old structure was replaced by a larger courthouse in 1926, this portal was left as a reminder of the county's pioneer heritage. (1975)"

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: DSCN1900
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth13060
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Points
32.7571217527, -98.9046948891
Historic Plaque, Stephens County Courthouse

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