Courthouse Belfry Look-Out - Trenton, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 58.854 W 088° 56.508
16S E 324937 N 3983573
Quick Description: This belfry was never intended for a bell, but for looking out over the terrain.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2018 4:44:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMXGB3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

County of clock: Gibson County
Location of clock: Eaton St & College St., atop county courthouse, Trenton
Architect: Walter Chamberlain and Company of Knoxville
Contractor: T. R. Biggs and Son of Trenton

"The center section of the hip roof features a two-stage, open vaulted belfry and clock tower with a crowned dome roof.

"The clock tower burned in 1941 and this was replaced with a duplicate." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

"The large rectangular, two-and-one-half story, polychromatic brick structure is an eclectic blend of High Victorian classic revival style elements and a balanced design of symmetrical spacing, highlighted by four, square two-story, inset towers topped with shingle-clad spires of medium height. The center section of the hip roof features a two-stage, open vaulted belfry and clock tower with a crowned dome roof. The center hall plan is designed with three identical entrances and a semicircular one story bay was built on the south side of the building. The raised foundation accommodates a full basement. The centered main entrances are distinguished by a projecting frontpiece which terminates in a three bay parapet wall dormer which is set with a cross-mullioned, Diocletian-style window. The main entrance has been established on the north elevation. The side entrances were designed to a reduced scale. The attached porches are fronted by four free-standing columns with cast iron capitals. The slate roof supports a decorated balustrade over the entrance. The front steps lead through the arcaded portico to the entrance doorway.

"The polychromatic effect is created by the use of red and yellow patterned brick and accented with gray stone. The roof is clad in red shingles and the wood trim has been painted white. A bichromatic design of headers decorates the frieze between the center and end towers. The regularly spaced eave brackets are painted white. The roundheaded windows feature molded archvolt designs of red brick which continue across the facade in thedripstpne course. The red brick is used to accent the keystone voussirs, continuous trim courses, and tower quoins. Triangular gablets and roundheaded transom panels have carved wood tympanum panels. Granite gray stone is used for the belt course and water table course." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 55.00


Opening times and fees: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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