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Hamilton County

335 - Jasper
Jasper OLD HAMILTON COUNTY JAIL 501 NE 1st Ave. 1893. Romanesque Revival. 2 stories, brick, 3-story tower with a pyramidal roof. Oldest functioning jail building in Florida and oldest public building in the county. Public. N.R. 1983.

336 - Jasper
Jasper UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Central Ave. and 5th St. 1878. Gothic Revival elements. 1 story, frame, bell tower with 2 setbacks and a steeple. One of the oldest surviving structures in the county. Private. N.R. 1978.

958 - White Springs
White Springs JOHNS HOUSE Jct. of FL 135 and Adams Memorial Drive. 1928. Frame Vernacular. Two stories. The Johns House is located several blocks east of the White Springs Historic District (NR 1997). The house resembles an I-house form from the fa├žade, a Georgian form from the first floor interior, and an I-house form on the second floor. The combination of the Georgian central hall form with the I-house form gives the Johns House an unusual arrangement. Private. NR 1998.

959 - White Springs
White Springs WHITE SPRINGS HISTORIC DISTRICT Roughly bounded by River, First, Suwannee, and Hewitt Streets, FL 25A, US 81 and Suwannee R. Period of significance, 1840-1957. Primary architectural styles are frame vernacular, Queen Anne, Classical Revival, Craftsman/Bungalow, and Mediterranean Revival. The district contains 85 contributing resources and 34 noncontributing buildings. The district served as one of the earliest settlement and trade centers of Hamilton County, dating from the 1820s, and later as an early twentieth century health spa and tourism center. Private, Public-local, Public-State. NR 1997.

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