Washington County Courthouse (Florida)

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Washington County Courthouse
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Washington County Courthouse
General information
Architectural style Classical Revival
Town or city Chipley, Florida
Country United States
Coordinates 30°46′45″N 85°32′29″W / 30.77917°N 85.54139°W / 30.77917; -85.54139
Completed 1932
Cost $
Client Washington County
Design and construction
Engineer Builder:

The Washington County Courthouse was an historic brick courthouse building located in Chipley, Florida. It was built in 1932 in the Classical Revival style after Chipley won a 1927 referendum to move the county seat from Vernon[1][2][3]

In 1989, the Washington County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[4]

The 1932 courthouse has since been demolished, due to damage at the base of the building and black mold. A new courthouse was constructed over a two year period atop the site of the former building.[5][6] The new courthouse was completed in 2016, and was open to the public in December of 2016.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florida's Historic Courthouses: Washington County Courthouse
  2. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 13, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
  3. ^ Florida's Historic Courthouses: Bay County Courthouse
  4. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 15, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
  5. ^ Release, Press. "Washington County Courthouse and Jail Demolition Begins". www.wtvy.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  6. ^ McMullian, Bo. "Jackson County Times - New Washington County Courthouse: $9 million". Jackson County Times. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  7. ^ Wyatt, Carol. "Courthouse opens to public Friday". www.chipleypaper.com. Retrieved 2018-03-28.

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