Harford County

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Harford County is named for Henry Harford, who was the illegitimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore.

 

Created:  December 17, 1773

County Seat: 

Bel Air  1773 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Bel Air  

 

Location:  20 West Courtland Street / South Main Street

Built:  1859 – 1860

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  J Crawford Neilson of Baltimore

Contractor:  Frank Barr

 

Description:  The building faces north east and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The northeast front has a projecting section at the center with recessed framed entrance and large arched window on the second story. Above is a pediment at the roof line. The windows are arched. On the center of the hipped roof is a square open cupola. The building was remodeled in 1904 with the addition of the front section. The architect was John A Dempwolf of York Pennsylvania. On the west side is the new courthouse which is connected to the old courthouse.

 

County Courthouse – Bel Air  

 

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Location:  20 West Courtland Street / South Bond Street

Built:  1982 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The main entrance is on the north side of the northwest front where the building is connected to the old courthouse. The outer part of the roof is sloped.

 

County District Court – Bel Air  

 

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Location:  2 South Bond Street / Pennsylvania Avenue

Built:  1981 – 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is a “U” shape with the south wing extending further to the east. The entrance is at the north side of the south wing. The edge of the roof is sloped. The building is named as the Mary E W Risteau District Court & Multi Service Center. The building is being renovated in 2013.

 

Courthouses: 

N – York County, Pennsylvania and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

E – Cecil County

S – Kent County

W – Baltimore County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013