Daviess County

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Daviess County is named for Joseph Hamilton Daviess, who was a lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe and who lived from 1774 to 1811.

 

Created:  January 14, 1815

County Seat: 

Owensboro  1815 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Owensboro 

 

Location:  212 Saint Ann Street / West 2nd Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Max W Bisson & Associates of Owensboro

Contractor:  Clark Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story gray stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and is constructed with Indiana limestone in an “H” shape. At each side of the building is a wall of limestone with narrow vertical openings which form the entrance porticoes. The windows in the building are long and narrow. The roof line is flat. The former courtroom is located on the east side of the second story.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Bennett Trimble and B W McLoyd and constructed in 1868. The building was remodeled by McDonald Brothers in 1887. The building was further remodeled in 1927. The building was then demolished to make way for the present courthouse.

 

County Judicial Center –  Owensboro 

 

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Location:  100 East 2nd Street / Allen Street

Built:  1989 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Collighnon & Nunley Architects

Contractor:  R & W Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story stone, concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located east of the courthouse and is faced with polished light pink colored stone. The roof line is flat. The building is named as The Morton J Holbrook Jr. Judicial Center. In 2003, a one story wing was constructed on the east side. The architect was Architectural Plus, Inc. and the contractor was B & S Contracting Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Warrick County, Indiana and Spencer County, Indiana

E – Hancock County 

S – Ohio County and McLean County

W – Henderson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018