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Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building Marker
Inscription. Built in 1917-18, this structure is located on land upon which old Camp Worth was constructed in 1849. The noted Fort Worth architectural firm of Sanguinet and Staats designed the building, incorporating elements of the Beaux Arts and Classical Revival styles. In addition to a criminal courtroom, it originally housed the jail and gallows, a jail hospital, mental wards, and offices for the sheriff, district attorney, and district clerk.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983

 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5196.)
 
Location. 32° 45.451′ N, 97° 20.077′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of West Belknap St (State Highway 347 Spur) and North Houston Street (Business U.S. 287), on the right when traveling west on West Belknap St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Belknap Street, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Masonic Hall in Fort Worth (a few steps from this marker); Fort Worth (a few steps from this marker); The Site of Camp Worth
Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); First School (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Brothers Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); 1784 Tarrant County 1815 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Founding Fort Worth (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Stage Leaves From Here" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
3. Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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