Throckmorton County Courthouse and Jail
Throckmorton County Courthouse in 2015
|Location||121 N. Minter Ave.,|
|Area||0.1 acres (0.040 ha)|
|Built||1890-1891 (courthouse), 1893 (jail)|
|Built by||J.L. Dewees, Jacob Rath (courthouse); Pauly Jail Building & Manufacturing (jail)|
|Architect||Martin, Byrnes & Johnston|
|NRHP reference #||78002987|
|Added to NRHP||August 10, 1978|
|Designated TSAL||January 1, 1981|
The Throckmorton County Courthouse and Jail, in Throckmorton, Texas, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.It is also a State Antiquities Landmark and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
Throckmorton is a town in Throckmorton County, Texas, United States. The population was 828 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Throckmorton County.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred in preserving the property.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) is a designation awarded by the Texas Historical Commission for historically and architecturally significant properties in the state of Texas. RTHL is a legal designation and the highest honor the state can bestow on a historic structure. Purchase and display of a historical marker is a required component of the RTHL designation process. Because it is a legal designation, owners of RTHL-designated structures must give 60 days notice before any alterations are made to the exterior of the structure. Changes that are unsympathetic may result in removal of the designation and historical marker. There are over 3600 RTHL structures throughout the state.
The courthouse was designed by architects Martin, Byrnes & Johnston and was built in 1890, when the county had only 124 residents. The jail was built in 1893 by Pauly Jail Building & Manufacturing of St. Louis.
The courthouse is a two-story building with walls of light brown and grey sandstone.
Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized mineral particles or rock fragments.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Throckmorton County, Texas.
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