Dougherty County

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Dougherty

Dougherty County is named for Charles Dougherty, who was a lawyer from Athens, Georgia and a states rights advocate.

 

Created:  December 15, 1853

County Seat: 

Albany  1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Albany 

 

Location:  225 Pine Avenue / Hall Street

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harry A MacEwen and Edmond V Jones

Contractor:  Davis Construction & Engineers, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front forms a “U” with a west and east two story wing with a courtyard between. The central front has five high narrow arches with a recessed entrance. Above the two story entrance, the third story is recessed with arched windows. The building also served as the City Hall until the Government Center was completed across the street in 1993. The building is the County Judicial Building.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by T F Loockwood and constructed by W T Hadlow Company in 1904.

 

County Administration – Albany

 

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Location:  240 Pine Avenue / Court Avenue

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The east end has large vertical pillars rising to the roof line. Behind the pillars are glass panels. The roof line is flat. The building is the Central Square Government Complex.

 

County Government Center – Albany

 

1953f09

 

Location:  222 Pine Avenue / Court Avenue

Built:  1992 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  David Maschhi & Associates and Yielding & Wakeford Associates of Albany

Contractor:  Williams Construction Company of Columbus

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a five story dark red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The north front has a projecting portico on the first story with pillars rising to support a curved roof. The center section projects from the main building  and rises to the roof life. There are projecting east and west corner sections with porches on the first story. The building is the Central Square Government Center and houses the County and City of Albany offices.

 

Courthouses: 

Terrell County and Lee County

E – Worth County

S – Mitchell County and Baker County

W – Calhoun County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018