Brevard County

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Brevard

Brevard County is named for Theodore Washington Brevard, who was the State Comptroller and a judge.

 

Created:  January 6, 1844

County Seat:

Susanna ( St. Lucie  )  1855 – 1879

Titusville                       1879 – present

 

County Courthouse – Titusville

 

Location:  506 South Palm Street / Pine Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Lightman, McDonald & Company of Jacksonville

Contractor:  Lightman. McDonald & Company of Jacksonville

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story white colored concrete  structure. The east entrance has a portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. A cornice ruins below the roof line. The large courtroom is located on the second story and the small courtroom is located on the first story. In 1925, three large wings were added to provide office space. Three large flat roof additions have been added on the two sides and the rear fascade. The building was renovated in 1962. The architect was Hirshberg and Thompson and the contractor was Earl Downs Construction Company. The building is names as the Vassar B Carlton Historic Courthouse.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1882. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $31,477. The additions in 1925, cost $80,000.

 

County Government Center – Titusville

 

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Location:  400 South Street / South Palm Avenue

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hirshberg Thompson & Associates

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a six story concrete structure.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Melbourne   /   Viera  ( Moore Justice Center )

 

Courthouses: 

 Volusia County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Indian River County

W – Osceola County, Orange County and Volusia County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Government Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018