Penobscot County

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Penobscot

Penobscot County is named for the Native Indian Tribe called “Penobscot”.

 

Created:  February 15, 1816

County Seat: 

Bangor  1816 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bangor  

 

Location:  97 Hammond Street / Court Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Wilfred E Mansur

Contractor:  Moses C Foster.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building has a portico with three stone arches on the first story and two columns rising to the pediment at the top of the third story. Behind the columns are high windows. The corners of the building are trimmed with stone. The roof is hipped. On the east side is the old red colored brick Sheriff Residence.

 

County Judicial Center – Bangor  

 

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Location:  78 Exchange Street / Hancock Street

Built:  2007 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  WBRC Architects and Leers Weinzapfel Associates of Boston

Contractor:  Consigli Construction Company, Inc. of Milford, Massachusetts

 

Description:  The building faces north and is three story red colored brick and concrete structure. At the northwest corner is a circular tower with entrance on the first story. On the second and third stories, the windows are vertical with panels between. The roof line is flat.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Lincoln               Millinocket               Newport

 

Courthouses: 

N – Aroostook County 

E – Aroostook County and Washington County

S – Hancock County and Waldo County

W – Somerset County and Piscataquis County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Sheriff Residence

 

 

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County Judicial Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2018