Tag Archives: Courthouses & City Halls of Coastal Georgia

Fire House, 1884, & Masonic Lodge, 1895, Darien

Best known as City Hall today, this was originally built as a single-story engine house for the Board of Fire Commissioners in 1884. A second floor was added in 1895 for use by the McIntosh Dragoons and the Masons. Remodeled as a service center by Mrs. Talbot Smith in 1944, it was home to the USO during World War II. Since then it has been used by the police and fire departments and the second floor was used as the public library until the construction of a more modern facility on U. S. 17.

Vernon Square-Columbus Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Bryan County Courthouse, 1938, Pembroke

Pembroke is one of the newest county seats in Georgia, having been chosen for this distinction when the construction of Fort Stewart cut off the previous county seat, Clyde, from public access. Though it has not been formally documented, the courthouse, designed by Savannah architect Walter P. Marshall, was likely funded by the Department of Defense.

National Register of Historic Places

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Liberty County Courthouse, 1926, Hinesville

Designed by architect J. J. Baldwin, Liberty County’s courthouse was expanded in 1964 and has been replaced by a modern facility as of 2014. The old courthouse still houses government offices.

National Register of Historic Places

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U. S. Custom House & Post Office, 1902, Brunswick

Now Brunswick’s City Hall, this was built under the direction of James Knox Taylor, Supervising Architect of the Department of the Treasury at the time.  It is unclear who the actual architect was.

Brunswick Old Town Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Savannah City Hall, 1906

This is one of the most monumental works of Hyman Wallace Witcover, who designed several other Savannah landmarks, including the Chatham Armory, the Scottish Rite Temple, and the Knights of Pythias Castle Hall, among others.

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmarknat

 

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