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Work Starts New Courthouse, 1916

From The Chatsworth Times
April 13, 1916

WILL BREAK DIRT TODAY
FOR THE NEW COURTHOUSE
Contract Let to H. J. Carr & Company of Atlanta.
A FIREPROOF BUILDING TO COST $44,500

Contractors for the new courthouse are expected to arrive in Chatsworth today, and dirt will in all probability be broken this afternoon for the new courthouse.

The work will be launched without ceremony.

The contract for the new Murray county court house was let last Saturday, H. J. Carr & Co., of Atlanta, being the successful bidders.

The building complete will cost $44,500.

There were five bids submitted, the next lowest one being for $46,320, and was submitted by T. C. And Paul Wesley.

Murray's new temple of justice will be a two story all fireproof building with basement, and will be one of the handsomest small court houses in Georgia.

The outside wall is to be of repressed red brick, and the floors and ceilings will be of reinforced concrete.

The county commissions are to be congratulated upon letting the bid for a fireproof building, thus assuring the county a building that will last as long as it will be needed, and one that will save the county insurance money and at the same time keep the records of the county absolutely secure.

A general description of the building has already been published in the advertisement for bids.

Plans for the building were drawn by Alexander Blair, of Macon.

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