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County Seat - Pecos, Texas

Reeves County has had two courthouses: 1886, and 1937

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Reeves County courthouse, Pecos Texas
The 1937 Reeves County Courthouse
Photo courtey Terry Jeanson, December, 2005
The 1937 Courthouse replaced the original one built in 1886. Courthouses of Texas by Mavis Kelsey, Sr. and Donald Dyal calls it "an interesting mix of Classical Revival and Mediterranean elements". We couldn't have said it better ourselves. As nice as it is, we'd prefer to have the 1886 courthouse back.

Photographer's Note:
The 1937 Reeves County courthouse was designed by the fraternal architectural firm of Trost & Trost. The Trost brothers were based in El Paso and designed at least 300 buildings there (including the 1917 El Paso County courthouse) and hundreds more throughout West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Reeves County courthouse, Pecos Texas
Courthouse entrance
Photo courtey Terry Jeanson, December, 2005
Reeves County courthouse stainglass window, Pecos Texas
Photo courtey Terry Jeanson, December, 2005
Reeves County courthouse cornerstone, Pecos Texas
The courthouse cornerstone
Photo courtey Terry Jeanson, December, 2005
Reeves County courthouse, Pecos, Texas
The courthouse as it appeared in the 1960s

Photo courtesy THC
Reeves County courthouse
The courthouse as it appeared in 1939

Photo courtesy TXDoT

The 1886 Reeves County Courthouse
Pecos, Texas

The 1886 Reeves County Courthouse, Pecos Texas
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Roadrunner and Sheriff, Pecos, Texas
"The roadrunner behind the courthouse"
Photo courtesy Sandy Whitson, December 13, 2005

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