Champaign County

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Champaign County is named for Champaign County in Ohio which named for the French word meaning “plain” in describing the area.

 

Created:  February 20, 1833

County Seat:

Urbana  1833 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Urbana

 

Location:  101 East Main Street / North Broadway Avenue

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Joseph W Royer

Contractor:  V Jobst & Sons

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story red sandstone structure.  In the center of the north front is a high square red colored sandstone tower with steep roof.

 

County Courthouse – Urbana

 

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Location:  101 East Main Street / North Broadway Avenue

Built:  1996 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Isaksen Glerum PC Architects and Moyer Associates

Contractor:  PKD Incorporated

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story brick structure. The north front has a semi-circular central section with glass entrance on the first story and recessed second story. The main building has projecting section rising to peaks at the roof line.

 

County Administration – Urbana

 

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Location:  1776 East Washington Street / Leiermann Avenue

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Jackson – Cook & Associates

Contractor:  L E DeVore Company, Inc.

 

Description: The building faces south and is a one story brick structure. The building was the Norris L Brookens Junior High School.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Ford County

E – Vermillion County

S – Douglas County

W – Platt County and McLean County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010