Highlands County

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Highlands

Highlands County is named for the highlands located in the county.

 

Created:  April 23, 1921

County Seat:

Sebring  1921 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sebring 

 

Location:  430 South Commerce Avenue / South Orange Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Fred A Bishop

Contractor:  D L Phipps

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a three story gray stone structure. The building has a large portico on the southwest front supported by four large columns which rise to a wide header at the top of the second story. A wide cornice runs below the third story which story has a flat roof line. An addition has been added on the northeast side.

 

County Government Center – Sebring 

 

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Location:  540 South Commerce Avenue / South Eucalyptus Street

Built:  1995 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.

Contractor:  Peter R Brown Construction, Inc.

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the courthouse. The southwest front has a recessed first story with glass walls . At the center are vertical concrete columns with recessed entrance. Towards the south side the building extends with a curved on story section. The roof line is flat. The building houses the county administration. 

 

Courthouses: 

Polk County

E – Okeechobee County 

S – Glades County

W – De Soto County and Hardee County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Government Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018