Florida's History Through Its Places
Starke OLD BRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE 209 W. Call St. 1902. Romanesque Revival. 2 stories, tall central tower with elaborate roof details. The building was built following a bitter contest between Starke and Lake Butler for the county seat. In 1898 Starke decided to build a courthouse. In 1921 the county was divided, and Lake Butler became the county seat of the new Union County. Public. N.R. 1974.