Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Roy Eddins]
“Apparently there were changes in the original plans for the house. The original plans called for a structure costing $5000 (including fixtures, —-etc, “said courthouse to be forty feet square, built of good merchantable brick, 20 feet high, square roof of zinc or as the court may direct hereafter: to have four rooms below: to have four chimneys, one fireplace in each room and four in the court-room above; said house to have four inside doors and eight windows below and 12 windows above; also four outside doors to close the galleries running through the house east, west, north, and south: the windows to have good venetian blinds and to have a cupelo on to of said house; and said house to be well furniehed: also have stairs running from center of said house to the wall: said house to be finished in workmanship manner.” In addition to the contract, the courthouse trustees were” to furnish good seats and judge's stand, etc— as they may think proper for all necessary conveniences”.
“Following an election in August, one of the first orders of the new commissioners was to apply neccessary laws for use of state tax, donated by the state legislature, for building the courthouse. Contract for the courthouse was let to Messrs. Cremer and Arnold.