Houston Deco: Houston's Modernistic Architecture
525 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur
Historic name: South County Office Building
Current name: Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse
Completed: 1936
Architects: C.L. Wignall and Stone & Pitts
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Jefferson County was the first county in Texas to have constructed a completely separate sub-courthouse outside its county seat. The county's main courthouse is located in Beaumont.

above | façade, 2007
detail (top) | relief detail, 2007
detail (bottom) | lobby ceiling, 2007

Photo by Jim Parsons
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