Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Kimble County Courthouse
The third courthouse to serve Kimble County, this structure was designed by San Antonio Architect Henry Truman Phelps (1871 - 1944). Between 1904 and the early 1930s, Phelps designed courthouses in more than ten Texas counties. While he based the Kimble County Courthouse on classical plans, its features are expressive of a new era in architectural design. By the late 1920s Phelps' designs had evolved to reflect the influences of the art moderne style. This evidenced by the building’s geometric ornament, cast stone pilasters and stepped parapet and square pattern belt course.
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11708.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 30° 29.33′ N, 99° 45.975′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and N. 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Main Street, Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early History of Kimble County (here, next to this marker); O.C. Fisher (here, next to this marker); Burt M. Fleming Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Major William Addison Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sterling Durst (within shouting distance of this marker); Coke R. Stevenson (within shouting distance of this marker); Kimble County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Griffith (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
Also see . . . Kimble County, Texas on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.