Webster County Courthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MS Heritage Trust
N 33° 36.462 W 089° 16.673
16S E 288658 N 3720985
Quick Description: This is one of the 2013 top ten most endangered places in Mississippi. We hope you will enjoy visiting these forgotten places and, in doing so, bring a little life and memory back into each one.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2013 2:32:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMJFP2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member tozainamboku
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Long Description:
Listed as a Mississippi Landmark


One of prominent Mississippi architect N.W. Overstreet’s first projects, construction of the Webster County Courthouse started in 1913 and was completed in 1915. This grand structure, which combines classical and Prairie details, has been the centerpiece for community life in Webster County for nearly one hundred years.


On January 17, 2013, an early morning fire severely damaged the Webster County Courthouse, putting its future in jeopardy. The roof and second floor windows were completely destroyed, leaving the building open to the elements. After a community wide debate about whether to save the structure, the Webster County Courthouse was recently awarded a $500,000 Community Heritage Preservation Grant by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to stabilize the walls and reconstruct the roof.

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