Columbus County Courthouse

Contributors:
Joseph F. Leitner, architect; William P. Rose, attributed contractor
Dates:

1914-1915

Location:
Whiteville, Columbus County
Street Address:

Corner Madison St. and Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Public

Images Puslished In:

Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).

Note:

The Manufacturers’ Record, Aug. 20, 1914, noted Leitner as architect for the courthouse. The brick edifice with broad Doric portico is the centerpiece of Whiteville. Commissioned originally to design a fireproof building, Leitner produced a plan for a domed building with an estimated cost of $100,000. Amendments to reduce the cost to $50,000 eliminated the dome and limited the fireproof construction to the vaults.