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

Webb County Courthouse

 
 
Webb County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 20, 2018
1. Webb County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places Marker
Inscription.

1000 Houston Street
Built in 1909

Listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Location. 27° 30.449′ N, 99° 30.357′ W. Marker is in Laredo, Texas, in Webb County. Marker can be reached from Flores Avenue north of Houston Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the Webb County Courthouse, just to the right of the west entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Houston Street, Laredo TX 78040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Webb County (here, next to this marker); Jarvis Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Webb County Courthouse National Register Narrative. The architect, Alfred Giles, used axial and terminal accents as evidenced by the mansard-roofed terminal pavilions which serve as distinguishing features of the structure. Each pavilion features stone-carved rams head accents on the corners of the mansard curbs. Another characteristic of the courthouse is an overall massing of elements in symmetrical fashion. Roof-lines of the building are
Webb County Courthouse Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible just right of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 20, 2018
2. Webb County Courthouse Marker (wide view; marker visible just right of entrance)
considered quite modish for that period (1909) and include a variety of dormer windows which serve to break the broad areas of the roof surface. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Webb County Courthouse 1909. The Webb County Courthouse, designed by the noted Texas architect, Alfred Giles, represents one of the finest examples of Mr. Giles' remarkable ability to handle successfully a variety of new styles rather late in his professional career. The distinctive architectural style of the courthouse presents a combination of Mr. Giles' earlier, more ornate efforts, with his relatively modish later works after the turn of the century. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Webb County Courthouse. The Beaux-Arts building features a curved judge's bench. A stained glass window features "Justice" holding the scales. Tile floors are in the Mediterranean style. Alamo Iron Works produced the wrought iron staircases. Interior doors are solid wood with brass knobs. Mansard roofed terminal pavilions feature stone-carved rams head accents. The building features yellow brick with dressings of white stone and red tile mansard roofs. The landscaping includes pecan trees and citrus trees. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Webb County Courthouse (<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 20, 2018
3. Webb County Courthouse (northeast corner view)
Webb County Courthouse (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 20, 2018
4. Webb County Courthouse (southeast corner view)
Webb County Courthouse (<i>north side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 20, 2018
5. Webb County Courthouse (north side view)
Webb County Courthouse (<i>west side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 20, 2018
6. Webb County Courthouse (west side view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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