Menard County Courthouse

Menard County Courthouse (HM26J3)

Location: Menard, TX 76859 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 54.999', W 99° 47.003'

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Menard County organized in 1871, and officials built the first courthouse in 1880 and a second in 1886. In 1930, in a close election, county residents approved a new jail and courthouse. Elmer G. Withers of the Fort Worth firm Withers and Thompson, designed the new courthouse with a jail on the fourth floor. Completed in 1932, the Art Deco structure features stepped massing, cast stone detailing, medallions, shields and casement windows. Mayan influences are seen on the fluted pilasters' capitals and on inset panels. Once also housing the Menard library and local organizations, the courthouse is a community focal point and has been the site of many gatherings and festivals.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003
HM NumberHM26J3
Year Placed2003
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 425147 N 3420627
Decimal Degrees30.91665000, -99.78338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.999', W 99° 47.003'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 59.94" N, 99° 47' 0.18000000000001" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227 Ranch Rd 2092, Menard TX 76859, US
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