Lake County

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Lake County is named for the numerous lakes found in the county which number over five hundred lakes.

 

Created:  May 13, 1887

County Seat:

Tavares  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tavares 

 

Location:  550 West Main Street / North Barrow Avenue

Built:  1991 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Inc. (HOK)

Contractor:  Barton Malow Construction Management

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story glass and concrete structure. The east section is a low building faced with pink colored stone. On the west side is a four story buff brick section with square windows. In the center is a higher square buff colored tower. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Judicial Center.

 

Old County Courthouse – Tavares 

 

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Location:  315 West Main Street / South Sinclair Avenue

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  F H Trimble and Alan J MacDonough

Contractor:  C C Hanner

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story buff colored brick structure. The north front has three central arches with recessed doorways. On the second story is a balustrade balcony and eight columns rising to the top of the third story. The center section is recessed. Below the fourth story is a wide cornice. The roof line is flat. The building was remodeled in 1964 and restored in 1997.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Jaber Sears and constructed by St. Clair Abram in 1888.

 

 County Administration – Tavares 

 

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Location:  315 West Main Street / South Sinclair Avenue

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gutmann, Dregash & Matz Architects Inc. and Jones Dickerson Associates Architects & Planners Inc.

Contractor:  P & C Thompson Brothers Construction Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story circular concrete and glass structure. The roof line is flat. The building is on the east side of the old courthouse. The building served as the courthouse until the Judicial Center was constructed.

 

Courthouses: 

 Marion County and Putnam County

E – Volusia County, Seminole County and Orange County

S – Polk County

W – Sumter County and Marion County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009