Mitchell County Courthouse, 1936, Camilla

mitchell county courthouse camilla ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Designed for the WPA by William J. J. Chase, the architecture of this courthouse, like the one Chase designed for Cook County, is Stripped Classical. The eagles surrounding the clock add an Art Deco element.

mitchell county courthouse camilla ga art deco eagle clock photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Camilla Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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One response to “Mitchell County Courthouse, 1936, Camilla

  1. Timothy O. Davis

    The architect also designed the Troup County Courthouse in LaGrange, which is very similar in design. I grew up in Camilla, and for many years Mr. Crawf Collins, who was an electrician, was the only one with the knowledge and skill to make any repairs or adjustments on the clock; he later passed that responsibility on to his son-in-law. I wonder who keeps it up now.

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