With its location in a residential section of the town, the courthouse conveys the impression that it is a suburban college building. The design of the courthouse with a pedimented portico with four columns is in the Greek Revival mode. Added to this theme are a number of jarring, discordant notes: columns with mushroom capitals that are almost (but not quite) Egyptian in flavor; vertical segmented windows that one would associate with the Italianate; and a domed tower with pointed windows. The building has all of the qualities of a do-it-yourself vernacular design carried out with great enthusiasm.
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Mitchell County Courthouse
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