Caldwell County

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Caldwell

Caldwell County is named for Joseph Caldwell, who was the first president of the University of North Carolina.

 

Created:  January 11, 1841

County Seat: 

Lenoir  1841 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lenoir  

 

Location:  216 Main Street SW / Ashe Avenue NW

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival and Art Deco

Architect:  Wheeler & Runge of Charlotte

Contractor:  Hartley & Smith

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The front of the building projects and has a central entrance. A wide belt runs along the top of the second story windows. The roof line is flat The building was remodeled in 1928 to 1929. The architect was Martin Luther Hampton of Miami, Florida and the contractor was Hartley & Smith. An addition was constructed at the north side in 1990 to make the two buildings appear as one. The northwest entrance has an open portico with glass walls. The architect was Northwest Associates, Architects and Harwood Beebe Company, Inc. and the contractor was Wilkie Construction Company, Inc.

 

See:  The architect,  Wheeler & Runge of Charlotte, designed courthouses in Ashe County, Avery CountyRandolph CountyStokes County and Wilkes County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Watauga County and Wilkes County

E – Alexander County and Catawba County

S – Burke County

W – Burke County, Avery County and  Watauga County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012