County Seat – Tyler
Built – 1955
Architect – Thomas Jameson & Merrell
Style – Modern
Photos taken – December 3, 2003
Having newly started our quest to visit and photograph all 254 county courthouses, Smith county was our fourth courthouse. I have to tell you right up front, this building did not impress at all. It is an example of a style called modern – out of the 50’s, and that style went for clean lines and functional – but not much else. Whatever, this building did not impress me as a good example of any style.
My camera ran out of batteries here and I was only able to get two picutes – and I was determined not to come back to get more. clem did get more – so I was able to present more than 2 photos for the slide show. To be fair to Smith County, maybe, if we’d been able to get inside, it would have been interesting – but that didn’t happen.