York County

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York County is named for King James II of England, who was the Duke of York.

 

Created:  June 25, 1789

County Seat: 

Alfred  1789 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alfred  

 

Location:  45 Kennebunk Road / Biddeford Road

Built:  1806 – 1807

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  William Parsons and John Holmes

Contractor:  William Parsons and John Holmes

 

Description:  The building faces east and s a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a large central portico with four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof rises a narrow octagonal white colored cupola with green colored dome. A fire proof addition was built in 1819. The north and south wings were added in 1854. Fire destroyed the center section in 1933 and was rebuilt in 1934. An addition was added in 1956 – 1957. The facade copies the original 1836 courthouse.

 

Note:  The cost of construction in 1806 was $3499.69.

 

District Courthouse – Biddeford

 

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Location:  25 Adams Street / Jefferson Street

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  PDT Architects of Portland

Contractor:  Nowak Construction of Newcastle

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The northwest front has a raised entrance on the first story with high vertical windows divided by concrete pillars. The green colored roof is hipped.

 

District Courthouse – Springdale

 

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Location:  447 Main Street / Mill Street

Built:  2000 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  PDT Architects of Portland

Contractor:  Payton Construction Corporation of Saco

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The northeast front has a recessed center section with the main entrance at the northwest corner of the building where there is a small porch. The roof line is flat.

 

District Courthouse – York

 

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Location:  11 Chase Pond Road / Perkins Drive

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story gray colored siding frame structure. The building was constructed for the Transportation Branch and was converted into a courthouse. The west front has a large two story portico supported by two columns. The front entrance has a large fanlight above. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Oxford County 

E – Cumberland County

S – Atlantic Ocean and Rockingham County, New Hampshire

W – Strafford County, New Hampshire

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014