Gloucester County

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Gloucester County is named for the city of Gloucester in England.

 

Created:  March 1, 1686

County Seat:

Woodbury  1710 – present

 

County Courthouse – Woodbury  

 

Location:  1 North Broad Street / Delaware Street

Built:  1885 - 1887

Style:  Victorian Romanesque

Architect:  Hazlehurst & Huckel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Contractor:  Arthur H Williams of Camden

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The southeast front has a central clock tower with arched entrance on the first story, high arched windows on the second story and rising to a clock with steep roof at the top. The roof is hipped with high peaks rising on either side of the clock tower and having large semi-circular windows. The building was restored in 1990. The architect was Vitetta Group and the contractor was Pilgrim Construction Company, On the north side is an addition constructed in 1960 to join the courthouse to the old First National Bank.. The architect was Thomas J Malone.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1694 and the second courthouse was built in 1720 to 1722. The courthouse was destroyed by fire on March 7, 1786. The next courthouse was built in 1787 at a cost of $11,961. The previous courthouse was built in 1878 by Matthew Allen and Isaac Ward. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $50,961.

 

County Building – Woodbury  

 

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Location:  24 Delaware Street / North Broad Street

Built:  1924 - 1925

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Charles A Peddle

Contractor:  Geeorge W Shaner & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story limestone and granite and concrete structure. The building is located on the west side of the courthouse and is connected by a second story bridge. The building is “T” shaped with the south front having a projecting portico with four Greek Doric columns rising to support the third story. A wide cornice runs below the third story and the third story windows are vertical. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Gloucester County Building. 

 

County Justice Complex – Woodbury  

 

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Location:  70 Hunter Street / North Broad Street

Built:  2009 – 2011

Style:  Morden

Architect:  Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaun and Joseph McKernan Jr.

Contractor:  Hall Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $31,113,697 and the project manager was Granary / Driscoll.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Camden County

E – Atlantic County

S – Cumberland County and Salem County

W – Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Philadephia County, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017