Somerset County

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Somerset

Somerset County is named for Somerset County in England.

 

Created:  March 1, 1809

County Seat: 

Skowhegan  1809 – present

 

County Courthouse – Skowhegan  

 

Location:  41 Court Street / High Street

Built:  1873 – 1874

Style:  Federal

Architect:  C F Douglas

Contractor:  Foster & Dutton ( Moses C Foster ).

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center. The building has a portico on the first story supported by four columns. The second story has arched windows. A narrow horizontal stone band runs between the first and second stories. The roof is green colored and sloped with a pediment on the west side. The building was enlarged and remodeled in 1904. The architect was John Calvin Stevens and the contractor was R J Noyes.

 

Distrist Courthouse – Skowhegan  

 

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Location:  47 Court Street / High Street

Built:  1995 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  PDT Architects of Portland

Contractor:  Blane Casey Building Contractor, Inc. of Augusta

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped across from the County Courthouse in the city center. The south entrance is framed by gray colored concrete with a small canopy. There are narrow horizontal bands. On the roof is a square gray colored cupola. The roof is hipped. The building houses the District Court.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Aroostook County 

E – Picataquis County and Penobscot County

S – Waldo County and Kennebec County

W – Franklin County and Quebec, Canada

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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District Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2014 and 2018