Orange County

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Orange County is named for the orange orchards which are located in the county.

 

Created:  December 29, 1824

County Seat:

Enterprise  1824 – 1845

Orlando      1845 – present

 

County Courthouse – Orlando

 

Location:  425 North Orange Avenue / East Amelia Street

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hanson Lind Meyers Inc.

Contractor:  HLM/Design/ TD / P&D of Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Description: The building faces west and is a twenty three story glass and concrete structure. The north and south wings are five story. The central tower is on the east side with a plaza on the west side. The central entrance is a high semicircular.

 

Old County Courthouse – Orlando

 

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Location:  65 East Central Boulevard / Court Avenue

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Greek

Architect:  Murray S King and James B King

Contractor:  A Bentley and Sons Company

 

Description: The building faces south and Built in 1926, the building is a four story stone structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1927. The south front has three central arches at the entrances. On the second story are high vertical windows. A cornice runs above the second story. The third story has small windows. The roof line is flat. An annex was constructed in 1960. The architect was Ralph P Lovelock and James B King. The building houses the Orange County Regional History Center.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by A S Wagner and constructed in 1892. The building was demolished

 

Courthouses: 

 Lake County and Seminole County

E – Brevard County

S – Osceola County

W – Lake County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009