Glades County

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Glades County is named for the Florida Everglages which lie to the south of the county.


Created:  April 24, 1821

County Seat:

Moore Haven  1821 – present


County Courthouse – Moore Haven 


Location:  500 Avenue J / SE 3rd Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Paul H Smith of Haines City.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The building has a large portico on the east front supported by four large columns which rise to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line has a decorative railing along the top. The Courthouse Annex is connected to the courthouse along the south side.


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


County Courthouse Annex – Moore Haven




Location:  500 Avenue J / SE 3rd Street

Built:  1992 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gee & Jenson Engineers-Architects-Planners, Inc. of West Palm Beach

Contractor:  D L Porter Construction, Inc. of Sarasota


Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The roof is hipped. The building is connected to the courthouse on the north side..



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Photos taken 2014