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Coldspring in San Jacinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

San Jacinto County Courthouse

 
 
San Jacinto County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
1. San Jacinto County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. A fire in 1915 destroyed the San Jacinto County courthouse. Landowners donated land at this site and relocated the center of county government to "new town" Coldspring. The county hired builders Price and Williamson to construct the new courthouse based on plans by the Houston firm of Lane and Dabney. It was constructed in 1916-17 of brick fired locally from local clay. Merchants and citizens followed the courthouse to the new location, and by 1925, "old town" Coldspring was deserted. Repairs in 1936 modified its appearance somewhat, but the courthouse retains elements of its original Italian Renaissance design in its arched doors and windows on the east and west elevations.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000

 
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12481.)
 
Location. 30° 35.536′ N, 95° 7.725′ W. Marker is in Coldspring, Texas, in San Jacinto County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Church Street (State Highway 150) and Byrd Avenue (Farm to Market Road 1514). Touch for map. Marker is located at the west entrance to the courthouse, to the left of the door. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 State Highway 150, Coldspring TX 77331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Townsite of Coldspring (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor George Tyler Wood (within shouting distance
San Jacinto County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
2. San Jacinto County Courthouse
View of the front of the courthouse. The marker is not visible in this photo, but is attached to the wall directly to the left of the door.
of this marker); Mount Moriah Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Coldspring Methodist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Coldspring (about 600 feet away); Old San Jacinto County Jail (approx. mile away); San Jacinto County Jail (approx. mile away); San Jacinto County (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldspring.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
San Jacinto County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
3. San Jacinto County Courthouse
View of the courthouse from the southwest corner of the grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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