Warren Associates, Inc started work on the renovations to the Jones County Courthouse in Gray, GA in June of 2022.
Jones County Courthouse
Constructed in 1906, it was designed by J.W. Golucke and is noted for its arched clock tower. The Courthouse was rehabilitated in 1992 and the clock tower was restored in 2005-2006. Additions were also completed in 1978.
The original cost to construct in 1906 was $35,000. The courthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This building currently houses the Magistrate Court, Superior Court, Probate Court, and the Clerk of Superior Court.
Warren Associates, Inc intend to : Modernize the elevator, repair deficiencies of the sloped roof and replace shingles. Clean and repair brick and necessary mortar. Clean and paint exterior. Install gutter and leaf guards. Replace and re-caulk glass and wood sashes that have been damaged by water.
Central City Park was built to host the Georgia State Fair, and became the fair’s permanent home in 1871.The Round Building housed many of the fair’s exhibits. In 1904 the Round Building was destroyed by fire, but was rebuilt that same year.
The Bandstand served as a gathering place, notable for speeches and music performances.
In Oct. of 1871 former Confederate President Jefferson Davis addressed former Confederate troops from the Bandstand and in 1909 President William Howard Taft gave a speech from the Bandstand.
The First Baptist Church of Christ began in 1826, shortly after the founding of a frontier town called Macon, Georgia. From humble beginnings, the church grew rapidly, occupying four different sites in downtown Macon during the congregation’s first six decades. On May 15, 1887, the church family entered its present home, a lovely Gothic sanctuary at the “top of Poplar” street, situated on a hilltop overlooking the city.