"A few enlightened communities across North Carolina have recognized the pivotal roles their historic courthouses have played in their lives. In Martin County, NC, history-minded citizens took bold steps to save their landmark courthouse from the wrecking ball and have successfully restored its exterior...The completed project will preserve a majestic local architectural landmark and ensure that the building remains a focal point for local history and civic pride."
is a historic courthouse building located in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina was built in 1885. The two-story brick building is topped by a three-story, central square tower. The eclectic building features Italianate and Late Victorian style design elements including segmental arched windows. At the rear of the courthouse are two- and three-story jail additions.
The Old Martin County Courthouse is evolving into a cultural center for the county and for the region. Discover more about this exciting project and learn how you can become part of the project's success.
In 1986, Martin County opened a new Governmental Center which included spacious new courtrooms. The old courthouse that had served the county for nearly a century was no longer needed. Some decided to do something about the potential loss. They formed Friends of Old Martin County Courthouse, a non-profit organization, to raise money and begin an adaptive restoration of the building.
Friends of Old Martin County Courthouse envision the restored building becoming a well-used cultural center for Martin County and the surrounding area. Serving varied interests, this project can bring area residents together for entertainment and education and can attract visitors from around the region.
Bringing this project to life requires a tremendous amount of time, effort and money. More than $600,000 has been raised for the project to date, but we must raise an another $900,000 in order to restore the building and the accompanying additions. Your contributioon will make our dream a reality.
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