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History Cache: 1909 Pasco County Court House - OU0C64
History Cache
Owner: Memfis Mafia
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Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Florida
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2024-04-30
Date created: 2024-04-30
Date published: 2024-04-30
Last modification: 2024-06-04
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Kid Friendly  Available in Winter  Listed on OCNA Only  Quick Cache  Historic Site 

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Description EN

This is a simple Historical Virtual Cache. The location you will be seeking is an historic location in Dade City. This will be part of a series and we will start you out on the Town Square. 


To claim this cache, you simply need to take a photo of yourself in front of this landmark. I am including some interesting information below about this location. Take some time and learn a little something... and enjoy.




    Pasco County became a county in 1887 and Dade City was dubbed the “temporary” county seat. Business partners, Henry Coleman and William Ferguson recognized the opportunity for Dade City to become the permanent county seat which would promote commerce. The duo built the first frame courthouse structure near 7th and Meridian and offered it rent free to the new county commissioners.


    Dade City was voted the official county seat in tumultuous election.


    A second frame courthouse structure was auctioned and moved as the commissioners wanted a clear space to show off a majestic new structure.


    Contract was let to Mutual Construction with architect, Edward Columbus Hosford and Artemus Roberts to supervise construction.


    Building completed.


    Work Progress Administration (WPA) funds from the New Deal were used to increase office space and jail ($40,000 included a WPA allocation of $22,368) with W.B. Madill in charge of construction and J.R. Hammett, WPA supervisor. Bricks were used from the demolition of Sheriff’s living quarters at the 1892 jail.


    An $18,700 addition by Contractor E. M. Covington of Dade City was added with two rooms and corridor to east side with partition of county superintendent’s room into several offices.


    Air conditioning and two room annex were added on east side.


    Additionas included a $64,000 addition to courthouse for ground floor office space and basement for vault of record storage; three-stop automatic elevator, terrazzo floor and aluminum awnings. The school board office took over tax collector’s office. Construction was by E.M. Covington and Tampa Architect, I.A. De Minicis.


    Courthouse received a three-way expansion for $153,000 by U.S. Amalgamated. Walls were moved to the south to stretch out the building and a third story on the west was added; innovations included semi-automatic switchboard, two padded cells, a second elevator, and 12-14 new offices with three air conditioning units.


    Courthouse Remodeling and annex for $15,000 to U.S. Amalgamated Constructors of Tampa.


    A modern courthouse was erected on Live Oak Avenue, and for several years the 1909 courthouse stood deteriorating.


    Dedicated on December 5, 1998, the 2.3 million dollar (l.3 from state historic preservation grants) four-year restoration of the 1909 Courthouse spearheaded by County Commissioner Sylvia Young included removal of five additions to return it to a near original style. Young was allotted a $50,000 budget from the commission for the purchase of antique furnishings which she painstakingly selected.


    Designated in the National Registry of Historic Places for the United States Department of the Interior/National Park Service.

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