Lafayette County Courthouse (Florida)

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Lafayette County Courthouse
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Lafayette County Courthouse
General information
Architectural styleNeo-Classical
Town or cityMayo, Florida
CountryUnited States
Coordinates30°03′11″N 83°10′32″W / 30.05302°N 83.175599°W / 30.05302; -83.175599Coordinates: 30°03′11″N 83°10′32″W / 30.05302°N 83.175599°W / 30.05302; -83.175599
Completed1908
Cost$47,000
ClientLafayette County
Design and construction
ArchitectEdward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta
EngineerBuilder: Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky

The Lafayette County Courthouse, built in 1908, is an historic courthouse building located in Mayo, Florida, It was designed by Atlanta-based architect Edward Columbus Hosford in the Classical Revival style, who designed other courthouses in Florida and other states. It was built of Indiana limestone by the Mutual Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky. Because there was no railroad into Lafayette County, the limestone and other materials were shipped by rail to O'Brien in Suwannee, County and then transported by wagon to Mayo, crossing the Suwannee River via Grant's Ferry north of Troy Springs. It is Lafayette County's third courthouse, the first at New Troy having burned down New Year's Eve 1892 and the second wooden structure in Mayo having been moved across the street to make way for a fireproof building. In 1989, the Lafayette County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[1][2]

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  1. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 47, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
  2. ^ "Lafayette County Courthouse in Florida's Historic Courthouses". Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-04-21.

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