Anahuac in Chambers County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Chambers County Courthouse
After the election, the county constructed a new courthouse completed in 1912 at this location, the courthouse included a jail, indoor plumbing, telephones, electric lights and an outdoor bathroom for African Americans. The courthouse was built in the Renaissance Revival style, featuring large columns and a stone exterior. The building, however, burned down on April 28, 1935.
In 1935, County Treasurer Grover C. Willcox desired a modern courthouse "in line with the growth of the town." As a part of Federal New Deal programs, the Public Works Administration contributed funds for a new courthouse. Designed by Corneil G. Curtis and built by notable contractor Robert E. McKee, construction finished in
Erected 2018 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 20094.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1935.
Location. 29° 46.163′ N, 94° 41.068′ W. Marker is in Anahuac, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (State Highway 61) south of North Court Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 Washington Avenue, Anahuac TX 77514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dr. N.T. Schilling Medical Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chambersea (about 600 feet away); Home of Thomas Jefferson Chambers (about 600 feet away); Lone Star CanalEvents at Anahuac Leading to the Texas Revolution (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chambers County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Anahuac (approx. 0.9 miles away); Juan Davis Bradburn (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anahuac.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.