Hendry County

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Hendry County is named for Francis Ashbury Hendry, who was a Major, famous cattleman and one of the first settlers in the county.


Created:  May 11, 1923

County Seat:

La Belle  1923 – present


County Courthouse – La Belle 


Location:  25 East Hickpochee Avenue / Bridge Street

Built:  1994 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Titsch & Associates

Contractor:  Sowesco Development Corporation


Description: The building faces east and is a two story reddish colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a number of large arches on the east front of the first story with a balcony above. The roof line is flat. The building is located in the center of the complex with a courtyard on the east side. On the north side of the courtyard is the old couthouse and on the south side is the County Administration which was constructed at the same time as the courthouse.


Old County Courthouse – La Belle 




Location:  25 East Hickpochee Avenue / Bridge Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Italian Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Edward Columbus Hosford of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:  Marshall–Jackson Company


Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The north front has a one story portico supported by thin columns and having a balcony on the second story. On the northeast corner is a high square brick clock tower. The northwest corner also projects with a small brick cupola at the top. The building forms the north part of the complex and is now a school. Along the south side is a courtyard with the courthouse and administration buildings on the west and south sides of the courtyard.


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



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Photos taken 2009