De Soto County

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De Soto

De Soto County is named for Hernando DeSoto, who was a Spanish explorer.

 

Created:  May 19, 1887

County Seat:

Pine Level  1887 – 1888

Arcadia       1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Arcadia

 

Location:  115 East Oak Street / Brevard Avenue

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Bonfoey and Elliot of Tampa

Contractor:  Read-Paker Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds and has a large portico on the south front supported by four large columns which rise to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line has a decorative cornice along the top with a brick wall rising behind to a flat roof.

 

County Administration – Arcadia

 

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Location:  201 East Oak Street / Volusia Avemue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the east side of the courthouse..

 

Courthouses: 

Hardee County

E – Highlands County

S – Charlotte County

W – Sarasota County and Manatee County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018