Edward Columbus Hosford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Edward Columbus Hosford
Born (1883-04-24)April 24, 1883
Eastman, Georgia
Died January 2, 1939(1939-01-02) (aged 55)
Eastman, Georgia
Nationality American

Edward Columbus Hosford, also known as Edward C. Hosford and E. C. Hosford, (April 24, 1883 – January 2, 1939) was a Georgia-born American architect noted for the courthouses and other buildings that he designed in Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Early life[edit]

Edward Columbus Hosford was born in Eastman, Georgia, the son of Charles Columbus Hosford and his wife, B. Hattie Hosford. Little is known of his early life and education. His Dodge County draft registration card in 1918 shows that he was a "draftsman & estimator" for "Hugger Bros." [Construction Company] of "Brunswick, Ga".[1]

Marriage and family[edit]

Edward Columbus Hosford's wife was named Alice Mae. Their children included: Evelyn Elvira Hosford, Mildred C. Hosford, Roy C. Hosford and Ralph F. Hosford.[2]

County courthouses[edit]

Edward Columbus Hosford designed many county courthouses, including the following:

Florida[edit]

Image Building Name Location Built Comments
Maclenny Cty crths01.jpg Old Baker County Courthouse Macclenny 1909
Moore Haven FL crths01.jpg Glades County Courthouse Moore Haven 1928 Moore Haven Residential Historic District
Labelle FL crths01.jpg Old Hendry County Courthouse LaBelle 1926
Jefferson Cty Crths Monticello01.jpg Jefferson County Courthouse Monticello 1909 Monticello Historic District
Mayo FL new crths01.jpg Lafayette County Courthouse Mayo 1909
Pasco Cty Courthouse Dade City.jpg Pasco County Courthouse Dade City 1909
Bartow crths old01.jpg Old Polk County Courthouse Bartow 1909

Georgia[edit]

Image Building Name Location Built Comments
Bulloch county courthouse statesboro georgia 2005.jpg Bulloch County Courthouse Statesboro 1914 major renovations.[3][4]
Dodge County Courthouse Eastman 1908 Hosford's first courthouse[5]
Harris County Georgia Courthouse.JPG Harris County Courthouse Hamilton 1908 Hosford's second courthouse[5][6]

Texas[edit]

Image Building Name Location Built Comments
Glasscock County Courthouse Garden City 1909 [7]
Mason County Courthouse.jpg Mason County Courthouse Mason 1909 Mason Historic District[7]

Other buildings[edit]

Other buildings designed by Hosford include:

Image Building Name Location Built Comments
Belleviewschoolcityhall1.jpg Belleview School 5343 Southeast Abshier Boulevard.,
Belleview, Florida
1928
Emory Bryant House 101 Lake Wire Drive,
Lakeland, Florida
ca. 1923 [8][9]
Lakeland Munn Park HD Hosford Main bldg01.jpg Building at 106-114 East Main Street 106-114 East Main Street, Lakeland, Florida ca. 1925 [8]
Donehoo-Brannen House Statesboro, Georgia 1917 [10]
Lakeland FL Hosford Peachtree House01.jpg House at 401 West Peachtree Street 401 West Peachtree Street, Lakeland, Florida ca. 1925 [11]
Labelle FL old high school01.jpg LaBelle High School 150 Curry Street, LaBelle, Florida 1926
Oates Building Lakeland.jpg Oates Building 230 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida ca. 1925 [8]
Haines City Central Grammar School01.jpg Old Central Grammar School 801 Ledwith Avenue,
Haines City, Florida
1925
Old Lakeland High School.jpg Old Lakeland High School 400 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida ca. 1926 [12]
Peabody School Herman Avenue, Eastman, Georgia 1938

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local Board, Dodge County, Eastman, Georgia: Registration card # 10-3-10-C for Edward Charles Hosford
  2. ^ U.S. census records for Dodge County. 1910 & 1920
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ National Register listings for Bulloch County
  5. ^ a b 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.
  6. ^ National register listings for Harris County
  7. ^ a b Protection of Texas County Courthouses
  8. ^ a b c A Walking Tour of Downtown Lakeland
  9. ^ Historic Structures, City of Lakeland, Emory Bryant House, same design as House at 401 West Peachtree Street
  10. ^ National register listings for Bulloch County
  11. ^ Historic Structures, City of Lakeland, 401 West Peachtree Street, same design as Emory Bryant House, 101 Lake Weir Drive
  12. ^ National Register listings for Polk County

External links[edit]