Crisp County

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Crisp County is named for Charles F Crisp, who was a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

 

Created:  August 17, 1905

County Seat: 

Cordele  1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cordele 

 

Location:  510 North 7th Street / East 6th Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects

Contractor:  Turner Construction Company of Atlanta

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. The west front has a central portico with four columns rising to a wide brick and concrete header rising above the roof line. The wall inside the portico is concrete. The center section projects from the main building. A white colored band runs along the flat roof line.

 

Old County Courthouse – Cordele 

 

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Location:  210 South 7th Street / East 13th Avenue

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bernard A Webb, Jr.

Contractor:  J S Curry & Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story brick, concrete and glass structure. On the north side is a rectangular section with entrance on the south side. On the west side is a two story section with open basement level courtyard. On the south side is a small rectangular section with covered porch on the east side. A covered walkway extends from the south to north section. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed in 1976. The architect was Biggers & Crisp and the contractor was Jack A Griffin. Inc. The building houses the Board of Commissioners and county offices.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by T G Lockwood and constructed by Fred Wagner in 1907. The building burned in 1950.

 

Courthouses: 

– Dooly County

E – Wilcox County and Turner County

S – Turner County and Worth County

W – Lee County and Sumter County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013