Tag Archives: Architecture of William J. J. Chase

Seminole County Courthouse, 1922, Donalsonville

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

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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.

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Camilla Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Cook County Courthouse, 1939, Adel

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Designed by William J. J. Chase, the “Stripped Classical” design of this courthouse is often mistaken for Art Deco.

National Register of Historic Places

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