Chambers County Courthouse - August 5, 2018

Visit the 1936 Chambers County Courthouse in Anahuac, the 4th overall in the county and 2nd in Anahuac where the county seat moved in 1908

Art Deco masterpiece states A.D. CHAMBERS COUNTY 1936 up top

Viewing the southeast corner from Washington Avenue & Stowell Street

South side of the courthouse from Stowell Street

Moving to the southwest corner with fewer trees for better views

West side grand visage from the treeless NW corner @ Bolivar Ave. & Court St.

A small sidewall encircles the courthouse from entry stair to entry stair

Memorial to fallen police officers: Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for this friends. - John 15:13

Four officers & year lost: 1900, 1930, 2004 and 2009

Officer Detwiler is the 4th name listed on the prior marker

View of the north side of the courthouse from Court Street

Shell limestone courthouse built in the Art-Moderne style

The Houston architect also built the similar 1931 Liberty County Courthouse

Cornerstone laid in 1936 with then current county officials listed

Top floor jail was used until 1983