Beaumont in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jefferson County Courthouse
The first courthouse here was completed in 1854. Built by John A. Beaumont, it was a two-story square structure surrounded by a six-foot picket fence. Baptist and Methodist congregations conducted Sunday services in the building and during the Civil War it was leased to D. T. Inglehart, a Confederate surgeon, for use as a hospital.
A second courthouse was constructed in 1893, twelve years after the incorporation of Beaumont. Designed by E. T. Heiner, it was a three-story red brick building with white trim. Following the area oil boom of the 1920s it proved inadequate to meet the needs of the growing population and was replaced by the present brick courthouse in 1931. Designed by Fred Stone and A. Babin, the fourteen-story building features art deco styling in the use of sculpted ornamentation
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10536.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 30° 4.719′ N, 94° 5.594′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Pearl Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a small nook surrounded by shrubs to the left of the walkway in front of the courthouse and is not visible from the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1149 Pearl Street, Beaumont TX 77701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port of Beaumont (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Millard (approx. Ό mile away); Beaumont (approx. Ό mile away); Tyrrell Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Anthony's Cathedral (approx. half a mile away); First National Bank Building (approx. half a mile away); Noah Tevis (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.