Baker County

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Baker

Baker County is named for James McNair Baker, who was a judge and a Confederate States Senator.

 

Created:  February 8, 1861

County Seat:

Sanderson  1861 – 1886

Macclenny  1886 – present

 

County Courthouse – Macclenny

 

Location:  339 East Macclenny Avenue / North 2nd Street

Built:  1940 – 1948

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Roy A Benjamin of Jacksonville

Contractor:  Works Progress Administration using local trades

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Macclenny and the south front has a large portico supported by four high columns with a wide pediment containing a clock. A white  colored stone band runs horizontally below the roof line. On the east and west sides are one story wings. There is a large mural in the entrance lobby. The building was a Works Progress Administration project. The building was renovated in 2002. The architect was Rink Reynolds Diamond Fisher of Jacksonville  and the contractor was The Auchter Company.

 

Note:  Due to the start of World War II, construction of the courthouses was delayed until the war ended.

 

Old County Courthouse – Macclenny

 

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Location:  14 West McIvor Avenue / South 5th Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Mutual Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and limestone trim structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Macclenny. The north front has a small portico supported by four columns. On the second story is a large window with pediment above at the roof line. Each of the corners of the building are six sided towers. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. On the center of the roof is a high cupola with clock and red colored dome at the top. The building is now the Emily Taber Library.

 

See:  The architect, Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia..

 

See: The contractor, Mutual Construction Company of Louisville Kentucky, constructed courthouses in Jefferson County, Lafayette County, Pasco County and Polk County; and in Georgia in Harris County.

 

Courthouses: 

Clinch County, Georgia and Ware County, Georgia

E – Charlton County, Georgia, Nassau County, Duval County and Clay County

S – Bradford County and Union County

W – Columbia County

 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018