Ogle County

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Ogle County is named for Joseph Ogle, who was a veteran of the Revolutionary War who came to Illinois in 1875.

 

Created:  January 16, 1836

County Seat:

Oregon  1838 – present

 

County Courthouse – Oregon

 

Location:  100 South 4th Street / Washington Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  George O Gamsey of Chicago

Contractor:  Charles A Moses

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a projecting central section with large arch at the first story entrance. The second story has arched windows and the section rises to a peak. On each corner of the building is a square tower with peaked roof. On the center of the roof is a square tower with peaked roof.

 

County Judicial Center – Oregon

 

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Location:  106 South 5th Street / Washington Street

Built:  2003 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Potter Lawson, Inc.

Contractor:  Green Associates Inc.

 

Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick structure. The east front has a curved stone center section with entrances on the first story. Above rise vertical brick pillars with recessed windows and a projecting iron grill from the top of the second story. On the northeast corner a tower rises to a pitched roof with dormers. The roof line is flat with white stone trim.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Stephenson County and Winnebago County

E – DeKalb County 

S – Lee County and Whiteside County

W – Carroll County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008