Charlotte County

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Charlotte

Charlotte County is named for Charlotte Harbor, a large estuary, and which was named for the English Queen Charlotte Sophia.

 

Created:  April 23, 1921

County Seat:

Punta Gorda  1921 – present

 

County Courthouse – Punta Gorda 

 

Location:  350 East Marion Avenue / Wood Street

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fawley-Byrant Architects

Contractor:  Metric, Dooey & Mack

 

Description: The building faces south and is a five story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a high square brick tower in the centre with white trim at the top. An arcade runs along the first story of the northeast section with the main entrance at the east side below the high tower. The southeast section of the building is lower. The buildings have a projecting cornice along the roof line.

 

Old County Courthouse – Punta Gorda 

 

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Location:  227 Taylor Street / West Olympic Avenue

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Leitner and Henson of St. Petersburg

Contractor:  Paul H Smith of Haines City

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The southwest front has a large portico supported by six large columns rising to a header with balcony above. Additions were made in 1960 and 1980.

 

County Administration – Port Charlotte 

 

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Location:  18500 Murd0ck Circle / Tamiami Trail

Built:  1988 – 1989

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architectural Resources Corporation

Contractor:  Peter Brown / Taylor Construction

 

Description: The building faces west and is a four story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The west front forms a “V” with glass paneled walls.  The recessed central entrance is located at the junction of the north and south wings with large white colored cement columns on the front plaza. A wide white colored band runs along the flat roof line. 

 

Courthouses: 

Sarasota County and De Soto County

E – Glades County

S – Lee County

W – Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2015