Nassau County Historic Courthouse

Nassau County Historic Courthouse (HM13OW)

Location: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Nassau County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 40.259', W 81° 27.684'

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The 1891 Nassau County Courthouse is one of only a few remaining courthouses in Florida built in the late 19th century. An excellent example of the Italianate style, it features a square domed tower with cupola, brick corbelling, bracketed cornice, brick pilasters, arched windows, granite sills, and arcaded entrances with cast iron columns. Its architect, A.E. McClure, was from Jacksonville, but designed notable buildings throughout Florida, including the Lake City Agricultural College, forerunner of the University of Florida. The building's cornerstone was inscribed with the date 1891 and was scheduled to be laid on December 16 of that year, but the ceremony was delayed until April 12, 1892. Renovations to the courthouse include the 1926 addition of a vault for the recording office and a bell that was cast by Meneely & Co. of West Troy, New York. The bell served as part of the city's fire alarm until the mid-1930s. The clock was added to the bell tower in 1977. The courthouse is the tallest building in the Fernandina Beach Historic District and has served the county's judicial and governmental needs since its construction.

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HM NumberHM13OW
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Marker NumberF-686_MARKER
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Nassau County Board of County Commissioners and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:27am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 455801 N 3393230
Decimal Degrees30.67098333, -81.46140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 40.259', W 81° 27.684'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 40' 15.54" N, 81° 27' 41.04" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402-498 Centre St, Fernandina Beach FL 32034, US
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