Gilchrist County Courthouse

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Gilchrist County Courthouse
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Gilchrist County Courthouse
General information
Town or city112 S Main St.,
Trenton, Florida
CountryUnited States
Coordinates29°36′47″N 82°49′03″W / 29.61297°N 82.81761°W / 29.61297; -82.81761
Completed1933, remodeled and expanded 1965
ClientGilchrist County
Technical details
Structural systembrick
Design and construction
ArchitectSmith, Holborn, and Dozier of Jacksonville,
EngineerBuilder: unknown
Detail of entrance

The Gilchrist County Courthouse is an historic two-story red brick courthouse building located at 112 South Main Street in Trenton, Gilchrist County, Florida. It was designed by the Jacksonville firm of Smith, Holborn, and Dozier and was built in 1933 by the Works Progress Administration. This was one of the employment programs of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt administration during the Great Depression, which invested in infrastructure of the country.

Simply styled, the courthouse has "decorative corbeled courses, arched window opening with drip courses, [and a] triple arched entry porch."[1] with four sets of double columns. In 1965 it was remodeled and expanded with one-story utilitarian additions. [1] [2]

In 1989, the Gilchrist County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 55, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
  2. ^ Florida's Historic Courthouses: Gilchrist County Courthouse listing

External links[edit]

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