Bristol County – New Bedford

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Courthouse – New Bedford

 

Location:  441 County Street / Court Street

Built:  1828 – 1831

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Russell Warren

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is set back from the street on landscaped grounds. The east front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the hipped roof is an octagonal white colored cupola. On the south side is the adjoining addition with the south section extending east with arched windows and hipped roof. This section contains the second courtroom.  The architect was An addition was constructed in 1899 to 1900. The architect was Nathan C Smith and the contractor was John B Sullivan & Son. The building was remodeled in 1953. The architect was Edward M Corbett and the contractor wa L & R Construction of Medford, Inc.

 

Note:  The famous trial of Lizzie Borden took place in the old courtroom in June, 1893. She was accused of an ax murder in Fall River ans found not guilty.

 

District Courthouse – New Bedford

 

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Location:  4 75 North Sixth Street / Middle Street

Built:  1982 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The west front has a projecting center section with large glass windows divided by white colored columns. The entrance is on the second story. The first story is below ground level and the third story is recessed. The building houses the Third District Court and the Juvenile Court. 

 

Probate Courthouse – New Bedford

 

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Location:  505 Pleasant Street / Spring Street

Built:  1907 – 1909

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story buff colored brick and stone structure. The east front has a wide set of stairs with central recessed porch with four Doric columns. A projecting cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building houses the Probate Court. 

 

Note:  The building is the former Third District Courthouse.

 

Historic Courthouse – New Bedford

 

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Location:  Second Street / William Street

Built:  1853 – 1854

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Russell Warren

Contractor:  Russell Warren

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a sandstone façade. A small bracketed cornice tops the windows and main entrance on William Street, which is fronted by a granite balustraded porch. The roofline is marked by a pediment. “THIRD DISTRICT COVRT OF BRISTOL” is carved into the second story in prominent letters. The building was constructed for the New Bedford Institute for Savings and late r housed the Third District Court. The architect and contractor was Russell Warren.

 

See:  The Bristol Countcourthouse is located in Taunton.

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017