Gloucester County is named for the city of Gloucester in England.
Created: March 1, 1686
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
Location: 24 Delaware Street / North Broad Street
Built: 1924 - 1925
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
Location: 70 Hunter Street / North Broad Street
Built: 2009 – 2011
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.
N – Camden County
E – Atlantic County
Photos taken 2017