Bergen County

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Bergen County is named for part of the province of New Netherland in northeastern New Jersey.

 

Created:  March 1, 1683

County Seat:

Hackensack  1710 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hackensack  

 

Location:  10 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1910 – 1912

Style:  American Renaissance

Architect:  James Riely Gordon of Gordon, Tracy and Swartwout

Contractor:  John T Brady Company.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a projecting center section with three arched entrances on the first story and six columns rising from the second story to the top of third story with recessed windows. . On the roof is a large round dome with colonnade and lantern at the top.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1715 in Hackensack and the second courthouse was built in 1734. The third courthouse was built in Oakland in 1780 during the Revolutionary War. In 1786, the fourth courthouse was built in Hackensack. The fifth courthouse was built in 1822. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $1,000,000.

 

County Justice Center – Hackensack  

 

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Location:  10 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  2013 – 2015

Style:  Modern

Architect:  RSC Architects of Cliffside Park

Contractor:  Gilbane Building Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a six story stone and concrete structure. The building is located on the east side of the courthouse. The west front has five high arches with a projecting center section. Above is a projecting section with pillars rising to a flat roof. On the north side there are three large arches with a projecting center section, Above are wide and vertical windows. The upper story is recessed. 

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $115,000,000.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Hackensack  

 

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Location:  10 Main Street / Hudson Street

Built:  1929 – 1933

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story stone and concrete  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the south side of the courthouse. The building is faced with Arkansas limestone. The south front has a central arched entrance with recessed doors. A projecting cornice runs between the second and third stories. The fourth story windows are arched and the roof line is flat. The building was connected to the courthouse with an addition constructed in 1958.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rockland County, New York

E – Westchester County, New York, Bronx County and New York County, New York County, New York

S – Hudson County

W – Essex County and Passaic County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017