Baltimore County

US States / M / Maryland / Baltimore County
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Baltimore County is named for Charles Calvert, who was the 5th Baron Baltimore.

 

Created:  June 30, 1659

County Seat: 

Towson  1659 – present

 

County Courthouse – Towson  

 

Location:  400 Washington Avenue / West Chesapeake Avenue

Built:  1854 – 1855

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Dixon, Bilbirne & Dixon

Contractor:  William H Allen

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story stone structure. The east front has a large portico with six fluted Doric columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The north and south corner sections project slightly from the main building. On the roof is a round white colored cupola with gold colored dome. An addition was constructed in 1910. The architect was Baldwin & Pennington and the contractor was David M Andrews. A further addition was constructed in 1925. The architect was Joseph Pennington and Pleasants Pennington and the contractor was Thomas Hicks & Sons.

 

County Courts Building – Towson  

 

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Location:  401 Bosely Avenue / West Chesapeake Avenue

Built:  1975 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Paul Goudreau of Goudreay Inc.

Contractor:  Harbor Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story concrete structure. The building is located on the west side of the old courthouse. With a plaza on the east side. The first and second stories have concrete pillars with recessed walls. The third and fourth stories have horizontal windows divided by concrete dividers. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Courts Building. 

 

District Court – Towson  

 

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Location:  120 East Chesapeake Avenue / Virginia Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story structure.

Courthouses: 

N – York County, Pennsylvania

E – Harford County and Kent County

S – Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and Howard County

W – Carroll County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013