[First Courthouse in Childress, Texas] Metadata

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  • Main Title [First Courthouse in Childress, Texas]


  • Digitized: 2007-10-25


  • English


  • Content Description: Photograph of side view of a courthouse in Childress, Texas. The courthouse is a wood frame structure in the center of a desolate area. There are a few other buildings and structures scattered in the background. The foreground consists mostly of dirty and grass.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph, b & w ; 3.75 in. x 7 in.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Places - United States - Texas - Childress County
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Government and Law - County Courthouses
  • Keyword: Wood Framed Buildings
  • Keyword: Wood Structures

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Childress County
  • Time Period: new-sou


  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
    Code: SG07


  • Name: Childress County Heritage Museum
    Code: CCMH

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: CCHM_1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth34632


  • Display Note: "The first courthouse wood frame structure erected in 1887-1888 at the site of old Childress, several miles west of the current city of Childress (which was known as 'Henry' at the time). Henry was selected by Fort Worth and Denver City Railway officials as the best location for a stop on the FW & DC line. The name 'Henry' was changed to Childress, and the residents of old Childress and their courthouse moved east to the new community of Childress."
  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: Epson Perfection V700 Photo