Category Archives: –SEMINOLE COUNTY GA–
When it opened as a silent movie house, the Olive Theatre’s namesake, Olive Dunn, played the piano that accompanied the films. It was restored by the Arts Council and is now used for live performances. The theatre closed in 1949 when the Dunn Theatre, a more modern facility, was opened nearby. Over the years it housed numerous businesses. Broome Furniture Company was the last and upon closing the owner donated the building to the Arts Council.
Donalsonville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Prolific architect William J. J. Chase designed this Beaux Arts courthouse for the newly-formed (1920) Seminole County in 1922. The inscription on the frieze reads: A Populo Seminoli Iudicium Ad Causam Iustitiae Humanae Aedifactum Est – Anno Domini Mille Nongenti Viginti Duo. Though I took two years of Latin in high school, my translating skills are rusty at best. My guess is that this means, loosely, To the People of Seminole (County), This is Built for the Cause of Human Justice. The second part is: In the Year of Our Lord 1922.
National Register of Historic Places