Ocean County

US States / N / New Jersey / Ocean County
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Ocean County is named for the Atlantic Ocean which borders the eastern side of the county.

 

Created:  February 15, 1850 

County Seat:

Toms River  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Toms River  

 

Location:  118 Washington Street / Hooper Avenue

Built:  1850 – 1851

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Freeholders using Hudson County courthouse plans

Contractor:  Mr. Aitkens.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick style structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1851. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The south front has a large portico with six white colored columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The roof is flat. On the east and west sides are additions constructed in the 1950. The architect was Kelly & Gruzen of New York  and the contractor was John C Remmington. On the east side an addition was constructed in the 1965. The architect was Haskin & Hyres Associated Architects and the consulting engineer was Runyon & Casey. On the west side an addition was constructed in the 1974. The architect was Haskin & Hyres Associated Architects

 

Note:  The plans for the courthouse were borrowed from  Hudson County and the bricks were shipped from Haverstraw, New York by schooners and unloaded at Robbins Cove at the foot of Allen Street. Teams of horses pulled the wagon loads of brick up the hill to the new building site. During the construction, the freeholders continued to meet in the Thomas P Barkalow House ( later the Ocean House ) and at the Riverside Hotel across the street.

 

County Justice Complex – Toms River  

 

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Location:  120 Hooper Avenue / Washington Street

Built:  1980 – 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hennington, Durham & Richardson Inc.

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the northeast side of the courthouse. The south front has a two story porch with thin white colored columns and recessed glass wall and central entrance. The roof line is flat. 

 

County Administration – Toms River  

 

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Location:  101 Hooper Avenue / Washington Street

Built:  1970 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Haskin & Hyres Associated Architects

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the east side of the courthouse. The west front has four arches with two being entrances, towards the south side of the first story. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Monmouth County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Atlantic County and  Burlington County 

W – Burlington County 

 

 

 

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East Addition

 

 

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West Addition

 

 

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Photos taken 2017