Los Alamos County

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Los Alamos County is named after the Los Alamos School for Boys, established in 1925 by Ashley Pond.


Created:  March 16 1949 

County Seat:

Los Alamos  1949 – present

 

County Courthouse – Los Alamos  

 

Location:   2300 Trinity Drive / Openheimer Drive

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:   Modern

Architect:  WHPacific of Albuquerque

Contractor:  H B Construction of Albuquerque

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a central red colored brick center with entrances on either side and glass panel walls above. The roof forms a pyramid at the rear. The building is named as the Justice Center.

 

Former County Courthouse – Los Alamos  

 

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Location:   2300 Trinity Drive / Openheimer Drive

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Fialow, Moore, Bryan & Fairbon

Contractor:  Franklin Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces east and is a one story glass and concrete structure. On the east side are landscaped grounds with a small lake. The east front and the south and north sides, have large concrete pillars with recessed windows. The roof projects from the building. The building houses the County Government, City Offices and the Municipal Court as Los Alamos is a city and county combined under one jurisdiction. The building was demolished in 2008.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was the Sandt Building which was used from 1956 to 1967.

 

County Administration – Los Alamos

 

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Location:   21000 Central Avenue / 10th Street

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Studio Southwest Architects Inc. of Albuquerque

Contractor:  Jaynes Corporation of Albuquerque.

 

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story glass and concrete structure. The west front and east side have high rectangular concrete arches with recessed entrances. Along the south side are concrete pillars with recessed walls. The building has large glass panel windows and a flat roof line. The building is named as the Municipal Building. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sandoval County

E – Rio Arriba County and Santa Fe County

S – Santa Fe County and Sandoval County

W – Sandoval County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016