Old Charlotte County Courthouse

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Old Charlotte County Courthouse
Punta Gorda FL crths01.jpg
Old Charlotte County Courthouse in 2010
General information
Architectural style Classical Revival
Town or city 226 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Florida
Country United States
Coordinates 26°56′4″N 82°3′1″W / 26.93444°N 82.05028°W / 26.93444; -82.05028
Construction started 1927
Completed 1928
Cost $106,900 bid price, with final cost with changes $200,000 including $25,000 land cost
Client Charlotte County
Technical details
Structural system brick
Design and construction
Architect Leitner and Henson of St. Petersburg
Engineer Builder: Paul H. Smith of Haines City
A side view
Front detail

The Old Charlotte County Courthouse is an historic two-story yellow brick courthouse building located at 227 Taylor Street in Punta Gorda, Florida, Florida. Designed in the Classical Revival style by architects Leitner and Henson of St. Petersburg, it was built between 1927 and 1928 by Paul H. Smith of Haines City. Additions were made to the building the 1960s and 1980s but in 1999 it was replaced by a new Justice Center and then fell into disuse. In 2005, the additions having been demolished, the Board of County Commissioners undertook the restoration and renovation of the original 1928 structure that remained. It was reopened to the public in a ceremony on February 29, 2008. [1] [2] [3] [4]

In 1989, the Old Charlotte County Courthouse was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 121, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3
  2. ^ Charlotte County Courthouse Re-opening booklet
  3. ^ Florida's Historic Courthouses: Charlotte County Courthouse
  4. ^ Waymarking listing for Charlotte County Courthouse
  5. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 121 ISBN 0-8130-0941-3

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