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Old Glynn County Courthouse

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Identification

Old Glynn County Courthouse
Glynn County Courthouse
268198

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
light gray
neo-classicism

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • The courthouse rests on 350 concrete pilings.
  • The building uses a 2.5-inch by 13.5-inch floor joist system.
  • After a recent renovation ,the main courtroom was restored to its original appearance. The balcony was restored and the twin chandeliers were rewired and refurbished.
  • The courthouse has heart pine wood floors.
  • The building rests on 24-inch thick granite footers.
  • Fire Insurance maps indicate this building is 40 feet to the main roof line.
  • During the energy crunch of the 70`s, the ceiling on the second floor courtroom was lowered to 12 feet, hiding the balcony area.
  • The original price to construct the building was $65,000. The 723 registered voters overwhelmingly passed a bond issue by a margin of 481 to 8 to make up the additional $50,000 the courthouse would cost.
  • The upstairs courtroom has 32 foot "cathedral ceilings".
  • The grand staircase is made of Granite.
  • Lighting was provided by gas lights, but later replaced by electricity.
  • The courthouse has 2-inch thick oak interior doors.

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Location

701 G Street
701 G Street
31520
Brunswick
Georgia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

88.58 ft
2
1
1905
1907
2000
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