Newton County Courthouse

Newton County Courthouse

Covington, GA

One of the best-known of all Georgia county courthouses, due to its feature in the television show, In The Heat of the Night, the 1884 Newton County Courthouse is a beautiful example of Second Empire architecture, designed by Bruce and Morgan Architects.

The Courthouse Preservation Plan and the design for the $3.5 million rehabilitation was completed in the summer of 2004. The project included the removal of failed retrofit windows and the installation of wood windows that matched historic window profiles. The failed residential grade roof was replaced with a slate roof, including the historic decorative slate pattern. The building was fitted with modern electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and data/voice systems to support modern functions while retaining the building's significant historic features.

Today, the courthouse serves the County Commission, Purchasing, Human Resources and Finance functions of Newton County government.

(This project was completed by the Office of Jack Pyburn prior to joining Lord Aeck Sargent)


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