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 limestone and marble structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. 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. An addition was constructed in 1958. The architect was Lucien E D Gaudreau & Paul Gaudreau and the contractor was John McShain, Inc.

 

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 landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the west side of the 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:  1992 – 1994

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the east of the courthouse. The north front has a recessed center section with two columns and large windows on either side of the entrance. The roof line is flat with a pyramid section above the entrance. There are six courtrooms.

 

Note:  Other District Courts are located in Cantonsville and Essex.

 

County Office Building – Towson  

 

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Location:  111 West Chesapeake Avenue / Baltimore Avenue

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William F Stone. Jr.

Contractor:  John McShain. Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the south side of the courthouse. The north front has a central entrance with three recessed entrances. The roof line is flat. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – York County, Pennsylvania

E – Harford County and Kent County

S – Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and Howard County

W – Carroll County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courts Building

 

 

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District Court

 

 

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County Office Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2013