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Menard in Menard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Menard County Courthouse

 
 
Menard County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. Menard County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Menard County organized in 1871, and officials built the first courthouse in 1880 and a second in 1886. In 1930, in a close election, county residents approved a new jail and courthouse. Elmer G. Withers of the Fort Worth firm Withers and Thompson, designed the new courthouse with a jail on the fourth floor. Completed in 1932, the Art Deco structure features stepped massing, cast stone detailing, medallions, shields and casement windows. Mayan influences are seen on the fluted pilasters’ capitals and on inset panels. Once also housing the Menard library and local organizations, the courthouse is a community focal point and has been the site of many gatherings and festivals.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003

 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14993.)
 
Location. 30° 54.999′ N, 99° 47.003′ W. Marker is in Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker is on E. San Saba Street (Farm to Market Road 2092) east of Gay Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the north side of American Legion Park underneath the entrance arch. Marker is in this post office area: Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Menard County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. Menard County Courthouse Marker
Marker is located 500 feet north of the county courthouse
of this marker. Oliver Prince Smith (a few steps from this marker); Great Western Trail (a few steps from this marker); Menard County Memorial of Those Who Died (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McKavett C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding of the Santa Cruz de San Saba Mission (about 700 feet away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Welcome to Menard, Texas / The Old Sacred Heart Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); The Lafora Map / An Apache Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menard.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
American Legion Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
3. American Legion Park Markers
View to south across E. San Saba Ave (FM 2092)
Menard County Courthouse marker is located underneath the entrance archway
Menard County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
4. Menard County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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