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

Callahan County Courthouse

 
 
Callahan County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
1. Callahan County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The county seat moved from Belle Plain to Baird in 1883, and a courthouse, designed by noted architect F.E. Ruffini, was built at this site. The county hired another noted architect, J. Riely Gordon, in 1900 for a larger courthouse; J.E. Flanders was the supervising architect. In 1928, the growing county hired Voelcker & Dixon Architects & Engineers of Wichita Falls, who designed this Classical Revival courthouse, completed the next year. Suggs and Dunlap Contractors constructed the building, which features intricate detailing, including acanthus leaves, rosettes, medallions and cartouches.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003

 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13799.)
 
Location. 32° 23.685′ N, 99° 23.656′ W. Marker is in Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 4th Street (Business Interstate 20) and Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located next to main entrance to the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Callahan County (here, next to this marker); Callahan County War Memorial
Callahan County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
2. Callahan County Courthouse Marker
Next to main entrance of courthouse
(a few steps from this marker); Historic National Bankhead Highway (a few steps from this marker); Pioneers (a few steps from this marker); Baby Treaty Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Pecan C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Baird (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Callahan Jail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baird.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Photograph of Callahan County Courthouse from the 1940s. (Submitted on February 13, 2015.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Callahan County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
3. Callahan County Courthouse
1929 Cornerstone of Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
4. 1929 Cornerstone of Courthouse
Callahan County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
5. Callahan County Courthouse
Downtown Baird image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
6. Downtown Baird
View to north from Market Street
County Courthouse at north end of street
North and West Sides of Callahan County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
7. North and West Sides of Callahan County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   7. submitted on February 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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