Wheeler County Courthouse facts for kids
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Wheeler County Courthouse
Wheeler County Courthouse in a 1980 photograph by Calvin Beale
|Location||Pearl St., Alamo, Georgia|
|Area||1.5 acres (0.61 ha)|
|MPS||Georgia County Courthouses TR|
|NRHP reference No.||80001263|
|Added to NRHP||September 18, 1980|
The town of Alamo was incorporated in 1909, and Wheeler County was formed, with Alamo as its county seat, in 1912. In 1914 a courthouse was built, designed the previous year by Ed Hosford as his last Georgia courthouse design. The courthouse burned down in 1916 and was rebuilt in 1917, in a design by Frank P. Milburn in the Neoclassical style. It was renovated in 1961. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 18, 1980.
The courthouse is "relatively lavishly ornamented", relative to other Georgia courthouses, including in its pilasters and the elaborateness of its Corinthian capitals.
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