Powell County

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Powell

Powell County is named for Mount Powell, which was named for John Wesley Powell who was the early environmentalist and explorer.

 

Created:  January 31, 1901

County Seat: 

Deer Lodge  1901 – present

 

County Courthouse – Deer Lodge 

 

Location:  409 Missouri Avenue / 4th Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Arnold and Van House Architects of Butte

Contractor:  Nelson & Peterson of Butte

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The Building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a small portico at the central first story entrance with pediment above. A horizontal band runs below the first story windows and vertical bands run up to another horizontal band below the roof line which has a wide cornice below. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was damaged by a flood and repaired in 1981 to 1982. The architect was Donald L Sinnott and the contractor was Barney Construction Company Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Flathead County

E – Lewis and Clark County

S – Jefferson County and Deer Lodge County

W – Granite County and Missoula County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016