Summers County Courthouse
Designed by architect Frank P. Milburn, the Summers County Courthouse was built in three stages. Since its original construction in 1875, the Summers County Courthouse has served as the county's government seat. The building is significant for its architecture and its association with Milburn; the courthouse is Hinton's most distinctive example of 19th-century Eclecticism and representative of Milburn's early work.
Backstory and Context
In 1923, the rear addition was added.4 The addition is a different color brick but continues Milburn's towers. This addition tripped the available office space in the courthouse. Another addition in 1940 added a 32-foot flat roof space for fire proof rooms and a vault.5
2 Vivian, D. (2005). “A Practical Architect”: Frank P. Milburn and the Transformation of Architectural Practice in the New South, 1890–1925. Winterthur Portfolio, 40(1), 17-46. doi:10.1086/500153
3 Alan R. Row and Jim Hines (Nov 19, 1999). National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Putnam County Courthouse (pdf). National Park Service.
4 Turley and Collins, Summers County Courthouse.