Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Tarrant County Courthouse
Designed by firm of Gunn & Curtis and built by the Probst Construction Company of Chicago, 1893-1895. This red Texas granite building, in Renaissance Revival style, closely resembles the Texas State Capitol with the exception of the clock tower.
The cost was $408,840 and citizens considered it such a public extravagance that a new County Commissioners' Court was elected in 1894.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1969
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places-1970
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5195.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 32° 45.439′ N, 97° 19.986′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on East Weatherford Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted on the wall to the left of the main entrance to the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth TX 76196, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1784 Tarrant County 1815 (a few steps from this marker); Texas Christian University (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Brothers Department Store (about 300 feet away, measured in Fort Worth 1849-1853 (about 300 feet away); The Site of Camp Worth (about 400 feet away); Fort Worth (about 400 feet away); Site of the First Masonic Hall in Fort Worth (about 400 feet away); Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 3. submitted on August 16, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.