Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments Rhett Turner

ISBN: 9780882409962

Published: March 31st 2014

Hardcover

176 pages


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Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments  by  Rhett Turner

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments by Rhett Turner
March 31st 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780882409962 | 3.57 Mb

The State of Georgia is second only to Texas for the largest number of counties and courthouses in the country. Georgia is also the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments catalogsMoreThe State of Georgia is second only to Texas for the largest number of counties and courthouses in the country.

Georgia is also the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments catalogs and celebrates each of the 159 courthouses in the state of Georgia. One might think you’ve seen one courthouse, you’ve seen them all—but what I quickly learned as the sole photo documentarian on this project is each county and courthouse offers a diverse variety of architecture spanning Greco Roman, Victorian architecture to coastal courthouses made with Tabby Concrete.

The book also inspires beyond the aesthetic, and provides a rich record for history buffs- both Georgians and non-Georgians alike as the county markers on each of the courthouse grounds pays tribute, for example, to those who died during the civil wars and to those who helped define Georgia’s unique history. People like Joanna Troutman from Crawford County. In 1835 she gave a lone star flag to Georgia soldiers who were going to fight for the independence of Texas.

The flag was later adopted as the Texas Emblem. It is my hope that this comprehensive lens on Georgia’s past will provide a launch pad for future discoveries and help promote tourism in our great state both on and off the beaten path.

As a proud citizen of Georgia I can’t think of a better way to honor our unrepeatable history and place each county and courthouse in the spotlight. Please enjoy.—from the Introduction by Rhett Turner



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