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

Donley County Courthouse

 
 
Donley County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Donley County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Designed by the architectural firm of Bulger and Rapp, and built by Troutman Brothers Contractors, both of Trinidad, Colorado, this distinctive public building opened in November 1891. The original Romanesque Revival design included prominent towers, contrasting red brick and quarried limestone, and complex projecting elements. Work in the 1930s resulted in removal of the entire third floor, as well as many architectural details. The county restored the courthouse to its original splendor and rededicated it on July 4, 2003. Today, it is the oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 2006 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13596.)
 
Location. 34° 56.229′ N, 100° 53.406′ W. Marker is in Clarendon, Texas, in Donley County. Marker is at the intersection of Sully Street and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Sully Street. Touch for map. Located on the Donley County Courthouse lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Sully Street, Clarendon TX 79226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stockton P. Donley (within shouting distance of this marker); Funeral Business in Clarendon
Donley County Courthouse & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Donley County Courthouse & Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Clarendon (about 600 feet away); Church of St. John Baptist (about 600 feet away); The Clarendon News (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. W. Lowe House (approx. mile away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Stephen's Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarendon.
 
Also see . . .  The oldest functioning courthouse in the Texas Panhandle. (Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureGovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Donley County Courthouse added to National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 1978. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Donley County Courthouse added to National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 1978.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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