Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Van Zandt County Courthouse
Built in 1937 with Public Works Administration funds, this is the sixth building to serve as the Van Zandt County Courthouse. According to local lore, the Commissioners Court decreed that a modern courthouse should be erected in order to provide jobs for men of the county during the Depression era. The stepped massed edifice with cast stone veneer walls features Art Deco and Art Moderne details and is noteworthy for its vertical emphasis and its association with the architectural form of Voelcker and Dixon. The Wichita Falls and Houston-based firm designed several West Texas courthouses in this style.
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12270.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Government & Politics • Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 32° 33.378′ N, 95° 51.783′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 E Dallas St, Canton TX 75103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Oran Milo Roberts (a few steps from this marker); Caldwell Walton Raines (a few steps from this marker); John H. Reagan (a few steps from this marker); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brady P. Gentry (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Free State of Van Zandt (approx. 10.7 miles away); Battle of the Neches (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.