Laredo in Webb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Webb County Courthouse
1000 Houston Street
Built in 1909
Listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 27° 30.449′ N, 99° 30.357′ W. Marker is in Laredo, Texas, in Webb County. Marker can be reached from Flores Avenue north of Houston Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the Webb County Courthouse, just to the right of the west entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Houston Street, Laredo TX 78040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Webb County (here, next to this marker); Jarvis Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Webb County Courthouse National Register Narrative. The architect, Alfred Giles, used axial and terminal accents as evidenced by the mansard-roofed terminal pavilions which serve as distinguishing features of the structure. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Webb County Courthouse 1909. The Webb County Courthouse, designed by the noted Texas architect, Alfred Giles, represents one of the finest examples of Mr. Giles' remarkable ability to handle successfully a variety of new styles rather late in his professional career. The distinctive architectural style of the courthouse presents a combination of Mr. Giles' earlier, more ornate efforts, with his relatively modish later works after the turn of the century. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Webb County Courthouse. The Beaux-Arts building features a curved judge's bench. A stained glass window features "Justice" holding the scales. Tile floors are in the Mediterranean style. Alamo Iron Works produced the wrought iron staircases. Interior doors are solid wood with brass knobs. Mansard roofed terminal pavilions feature stone-carved rams (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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