Courthouse

 

CourthouseCourthouse: The Highlands County Courthouse  was built in 1927.  The courthouse is located east of downtown Sebring at 430 South Commerce Avenue. This building is the hub of legal activity for the County and shares a connection with the Highlands County Sheriff’s department on the north side.

The courthouse is a grand structure and of historical importance. And, so the courthouse was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1989.

Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Bishop,Fred
Architectural Style: Classical Reviva

It is a magnificent building full of character and charm.

Courthouse Information

Sebring Races

The 12 Hours of Sebring held in March of each year at the Sebring Regional Airport (sebringairport.com).  The airport is located east of the city.  This picture was taken at the start of the race in 2005.  For more pictures goto sebringraces.com.

Sebring History

Sebring was chartered by the state of Florida in 1913, and was selected as the county seat of Highlands County when the county was created in 1921.  Sebring was founded in 1912 and named after George Sebring, who was from Ohio.
Sebring is located at 27°29′44″N 81°26′40″W in the center of Florida.

The city has a total area of around 11 square miles with 5.8 mile (53%) of which is water.

The main feature of the City of Sebring is Lake Jackson which is 420 acres.

Sebring is located on the southern end of the Lake Wales Ridge.  This ridge is comprised of a chain of ancient islands and home to many native habitats with rare plants and animals.  Sebring’s climate is a humid subtropical climate.<a >

 

Sebring Train Station

Sebring Train Station

The Sebring Train Station ( Amtrak train station ) is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Train Station was constructed in 1924 by the Seaboard Air Line Railway.

The Train Station is located just east of Downtown Sebring Florida on East Center Avenue.  Also, visit the Train Station in Downtown Avon Park.

Sebring Train Station

Harder Hall Hotel

Harder Hall Hotel was named for its developers, Lewis F. Harder and Vincent Hall, both of West Palm Beach.  The hotel was built in 1925-1926.

The hotel was designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture popular during the period and contained 134 rooms.

Harder Hall Hotel

is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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