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Anyone have any photos of the old historical Bldg. (now removed) formerly located @ the corner of Captol & Bagby, very near the 400 yo Oak tree? Would very much like to view during construction & other misc. photos of same.

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Danny

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Have discovered Harris Cnty had 2 operational court houses during 1945-46. (source: CD {City Directory}) Fannin (curently undergoing restoration) had some 15 court rooms and damned near every Cnty function immaginable. Capitol had 5 court rooms, jail etc.

Fannin did not have a jail but both list SO's offices. Still researching when Capitol was built/torn down & was Fannin vacated. Cnty site doesen't have much courthouse history on it so gonna have to relie on CD's for data.

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Have discovered Harris Cnty had 2 operational court houses during 1945-46. (source: CD {City Directory}) Fannin (curently undergoing restoration) had some 15 court rooms and damned near every Cnty function immaginable. Capitol had 5 court rooms, jail etc.

Fannin did not have a jail but both list SO's offices. Still researching when Capitol was built/torn down & was Fannin vacated. Cnty site doesen't have much courthouse history on it so gonna have to relie on CD's for data.

Check around the year 1953. That was the year that the new Harris County Courthouse was opened at 301 San Jacinto. In later years, this became the Criminal Courthouse, and several years ago was renovated to become the Juvenile Justice Center. Fannin never really vacated. It was remodeled in 1954 (badly), and continued in service until its current restoration to its original glory.

http://wiki.worldflicks.org/harris_county_1910_courthouse.html#coords=%2829.76105485,-95.3597349%29&z=20

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Check around the year 1953. That was the year that the new Harris County Courthouse was opened at 301 San Jacinto. In later years, this became the Criminal Courthouse, and several years ago was renovated to become the Juvenile Justice Center. Fannin never really vacated. It was remodeled in 1954 (badly), and continued in service until its current restoration to its original glory.

http://wiki.worldflicks.org/harris_county_1910_courthouse.html#coords=%2829.76105485,-95.3597349%29&z=20

Thank you for your response. The attached photo is the old historical domed Courthouse that is currently undergoing preservation. It along w/many Bldg's in the CBD has four addressed entrances as follows: 311 Fannin (official mailing address), 1115 Preston, 312 San Jacinto, & 1115 COngress. FYI, Benjamin J Proctor operated the cigar stand in the lobby of the 1st flr.

I am specifically searching for photos of the Capitol str. Courthouse that had the jail occupying the 4th & 5th floors. It was very near the corner od Bagby (600 block) & across the street was city FS #2, a 4 bay house.

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