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    Alachua County Courthouse, 1884-1961 - Summer House Alachua County Courthouse, 1884-1961 - Summer House
The Alachua County Courthouse was a fine example of current architectural trends for public structures when it was built in 1884-ornate, with red brick, corbling, arches and arch-patterns, and other decoration. In the "Gainesville Daily Sun," dated April 14, 1908, there was an article about the mention of the Courthouse in a national magazine, "The Delineator." The Sun said that the "Delineator" would reproduce in their May issue, "along with a group of several modern public buildings throughout the United States, the Alachua county court house, with the remark that this is one of the modern buildings of the age. The description calls attention to the summer house in the court house yard, which affords rest for the weary. The picture shows up nicely in the group and is destined to prove of great value to Gainesville, as the magazine has a tremendous circulation in every quarter of the country." The summer house is visible in this photograph which was made from a postcard and dates from the period 1905-1908.
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