Clarendon in Donley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Donley County Courthouse
Designed by the architectural firm of Bulger and Rapp, and built by Troutman Brothers Contractors, both of Trinidad, Colorado, this distinctive public building opened in November 1891. The original Romanesque Revival design included prominent towers, contrasting red brick and quarried limestone, and complex projecting elements. Work in the 1930s resulted in removal of the entire third floor, as well as many architectural details. The county restored the courthouse to its original splendor and rededicated it on July 4, 2003. Today, it is the oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13596.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics • Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 2003.
Location. 34° 56.229′ N, 100° 53.406′ W. Marker is in Clarendon, Texas, in Donley County. Marker is at the intersection of Sully Street and East 3rd StreetTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Sully Street, Clarendon TX 79226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stockton P. Donley (within shouting distance of this marker); Funeral Business in Clarendon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Clarendon (about 600 feet away); Church of St. John Baptist (about 600 feet away); The Clarendon News (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. W. Lowe House (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Donley County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarendon.
Also see . . . The oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.