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Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Van Zandt County Courthouse

 
 
Van Zandt County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 4, 2012
1. Van Zandt County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Built in 1937 with Public Works Administration funds, this is the sixth building to serve as the Van Zandt County Courthouse. According to local lore, the Commissioners Court decreed that a modern courthouse should be erected in order to provide jobs for men of the county during the Depression era. The stepped massed edifice with cast stone veneer walls features Art Deco and Art Moderne details and is noteworthy for its vertical emphasis and its association with the architectural form of Voelcker and Dixon. The Wichita Falls and Houston-based firm designed several West Texas courthouses in this style.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999
Historians Donald and Annette Plemmons

 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12270.)
 
Location. 32° 33.378′ N, 95° 51.783′ W. Marker is in Canton, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is on East Dallas Street (State Highway 64) east of South Buffalo Street (State Highway 198), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Medallion & plate mounted on the courthouse building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 E Dallas St, Canton TX 75103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of
Van Zandt County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 4, 2012
2. Van Zandt County Courthouse Marker
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Oran Milo Roberts (a few steps from this marker); Caldwell Walton Raines (a few steps from this marker); John H. Reagan (a few steps from this marker); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 10.7 miles away); Battle of the Neches (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canton.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Van Zandt County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 4, 2012
3. Van Zandt County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016.
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