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Yoakum County Courthouse

County Seat – Plains
Built – 1949
Style – Moderne/Art Deco
Architect  – Wyatt Hedrick
Photos taken – 12/1/17

see Retired Yoakum County Courthouse

I included a photo of Clem holding a piece of county found on the courthouse lawn.  Cotton was everywhere on this trip!!!

Well, this courthouse was almost stunning in its’ simplicity.  The lone embellishment is the art deco emblem on the front which is framed.  What is unique about the emblem is the fact that it is a larger replica of the art deco  design in the parapet over the old courthouse located next door.  Inside – the simplicity continues.  Nice clean floors and wainscoting made of polished stone add nice touches.  Then – you see the courtroom doors – made of blond wood and when you enter you enter a very unique courtroom.  We have not visited all 254 Texas county courthouses yet – but we have visited most of them, and I just don’t remember a courtroom that was circular.  There were a few oval – but no circular.  and the blond wood throughout was pleasing.  To carry all of this uniqueness even further – The courtroom was cluttered with all sorts of things.  We were informed that the County’s District Attorney used the space when court was not in session.  This was one example of county’s making do with what they have!