Dodge County Courthouse (Georgia)

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Dodge County Courthouse
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Dodge County Courthouse (Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Dodge County Courthouse (Georgia)
Location Eastman, Georgia
Coordinates 32°12′3″N 83°10′35″W / 32.20083°N 83.17639°W / 32.20083; -83.17639Coordinates: 32°12′3″N 83°10′35″W / 32.20083°N 83.17639°W / 32.20083; -83.17639
Built 1908
Architect Edward Columbus Hosford ;builder = M.L. Lewman & Co.
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
MPS Georgia County Courthouses TR
NRHP Reference #

80001012

[1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1980

The Dodge County Courthouse is an historic courthouse building located in Eastman, Georgia. Built in 1908, it was designed by Eastman-born American architect Edward Columbus Hosford, who is noted for the courthouses and other buildings that he designed in Florida, Georgia and Texas. The builder was M.L. Lewman & Company. This was the very first courthouse Hosford had ever designed. His commission was controversial because his father, Charlie Columbus Hosford, was a member of the building committee appointed by the county commissioners. Since Edward C. Hosford then lived in Atlanta, it was rumored that he was going to farm the project out to the more experienced architect who had been bypassed in order to give him the commission, but he moved back to Eastman and did all the work himself.[2][3]

On September 18, 1980, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Caldwell, Wilber W, The Courthouse and the Depot: The Architecture of Hope in an Age of Despair: A Narrative Guide to Railroad Expansion and Its Impact on Public Architecture in Georgia, 1833-1910, Macon: Mercer University Press, 2001, p.252 & 366.
  3. ^ National Register listings for Dodge County

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