Blaine County

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Blaine

Blaine County is named for James G Blaine, who was a United States Secretary of State.

 

Created:  March 5, 1895

County Seat: 

Hailey  1895 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hailey 

 

Location:  206 1st Avenue South / East Croy Street

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Joseph Hawkins

Contractor:  Horace Greeley Knapp

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story rectangular red colored brick and stone structure. The west front has a small porch with balcony on the second story. The building stands on a raised cut stone foundation. The roof is sloped and the windows have trim. The building is the oldest courthouse in Idaho which is still in use. The building was remodeled in 1975. The building was renovated in 1986. The architect was. Darryl McMillen & Curtis Kemp.

 

Note:  Joseph Hawkins was awarded the contract to prepare the plans for the courthouse over a bid by Bacock Bewitt & Hunt. He also bid $40,200 to build the courthouse but Horace Greeley Knapp won the bid at $37,800.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Blaine County Courthouse

 

County Judicial Building – Hailey 

 

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Location:  206 1st Avenue South / East Croy Street

Built:  1985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Darryl McMillen & Curtis Kemp

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a one story red colored brick structure. The east front has an over hanging canopy. The roof line is flat. The building is called the Douglas D Kramer Judicial Building and is located on the east side of the courthouse.

 

County Administration – Hailey 

 

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Location:  219 1st Avenue South / East Croy Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Trout Architects of Boise

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Custer County and Butte County 

E – Bingham County and Power County

S – Cassia County, Minidoka County and Lincoln County

W – Camas County and Elmore County

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2012