Lewis County

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Lewis

Lewis County is named for Merriweather Lewis, who was the co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

 

Created:  March 3, 1911

County Seat: 

Nezperce  1911 – present

 

County Courthouse – Nezperce 

 

Location:  510 Oak Street / 6th Avenue

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Parr

Contractor:  E Hollibaugh Construction Company

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a one story white colored limestone, concrete and glass structure. The east front has a central recessed entrance with dark rough stone trim on each side. The windows are vertical with projecting trim. A wide band runs along the flat roof line.

 

Old County Courthouse – Nezperce 

 

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Location:  506 Oak Street / 5th Avenue

Built:  1880 -1881

Style:  Commercial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story red colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located at the street corner and was constructed as a bank. The northeast corner has two arches with recessed entrance. The north side has an arched entrance. Stone lintels top each window and a wide band runs below the flat roof line. The county occupied the building in 1911 as the first courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Nez Perce County and Clearwater County

E – Clearwater County and Idaho County

S – Idaho County

W – Nez Perce County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016