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BROOKS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Falfurrias, Texas

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Brooks County Courthouse, Falfurrias, Texas 1939 photo
Brooks County Courthouse as it appeared in 1939
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Brooks County Courthouse - Falfurrias, Texas

Date - 1914
Architect - Alfred Giles
Style - Classical Revival
Material - Brick

Photographer's Note:

"This 1914 building was the first and only courthouse built for Brooks County. In June of 2006, a new courthouse annex was opened at 408 W. Travis in Falfurrias and the 1914 courthouse was closed for renovations." - Terry Jeanson, November, 2004
Falfurrias Texas - Brooks County courthouse historical marker
Brooks County courthouse historical marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson
Historical Marker Text

Brooks County Courthouse

Created in 1911, Brooks County was named for State Legislator James A. Brooks (1855-1944), who served as the first county judge. Edward C. Lasater, founder of Falfurrias, deeded this courthouse site to the Commissioners Court. County offices occupied rented quarters before construction of this edifice in 1914. The brick courthouse was designed by San Antonio architect Alfred Giles (1853-1920), who planned numerous public buildings in Texas and Northern Mexico.
Falfurrias TX - Brooks County Courthouse Corinthian columns and recessed portico
Detail of the colonnade of Corinthian columns and recessed portico
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, November 2004
Falfurrias Texas - Brooks County courthouse
The front of the Brooks County courthouse
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Brooks County Courthouse, Texas old postcard
Brooks County Courthouse
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Back view of Brooks County Courthouse
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Brooks County Courthouse, Falfurrias, Texas old post card
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"The rear of the Brooks County courthouse, which faces South St. Mary's (U.S. 281,) is much different from the front with a second story balcony over the entrance." - Terry Jeanson, November, 2004
Brooks County Courthouse, Falfurrias, Texas 1940s old post card
Brooks County Courthouse in the 1940s
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