San Juan County

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San Juan County is named after the San Juan River ( St. John ) whose headwaters are in the San Juan Mountains

 

Created:  January 24, 1887

County Seat:

Aztec            1887 – 1890

Junction City 1890 – 1892

Aztec             1892 – present

 

County Administration – Aztec

 

Location:  100 South Oliver Drive / West Aztec Boulevard

Built:  1992 – 1994

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Freimuth Architecture

Contractor:   Jaynes Corporation of Albuquerque

 

Description: The building faces south and is a one story glass and concrete structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds on the west side of the center of the city. The rectangular shaped building has the main entrance at the southwest corner. The southwest entrance has two semicircle red colored brick walls with courtyard in the center. To the north are four low white colored buildings all connected to the main building. The roof line is flat.

 

County Judicial Complex – Aztec

 

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Location:  103 South Oliver Drive / West Aztec Boulevard

Built:  1980 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Craig Johnson of Farmington

Contractor:   Jaynes Corporation of Albuquerque

 

Description: The building faces east. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the west side of the center of the city. The original building was a rectangular structure extending north from the southeast entrance. The entrance was replaced with the high brick tower and a rectangular section was constructed on the south side in 2006 to 2008. The architect was Greer Stafford BJCF, Inc. and the contractor was Jaynes Corporation of Albuquerque. The building was remolded. The architect was Greer Stafford BJCF, Inc. and the contractor was Uselman Construction.

 

Note: In 1892 the court met on the second story of the Colonel Williams General Store at 100 South Main Street. The first courthouse was built in 1902. The second courthouse was designed by William W Ellison and constructed in 1951. An addition was designed by William W Ellison in 1957.

 

County Juvenile Service Center – Farmington

 

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Location:  851 Andrea Drive / Melissa Street

Built:  1999 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CDCSW Architects of Albuquerque

Contractor:   Jaynes Corporation of Albuquerque

 

Description: The building faces southeast and is a one story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. The center section gas a two story entrance lobby with vertical pillars and recessed glass walls. Along the southeast front has vertical dividers with horizontal windows. The roof is hipped.  

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montezuma County, Colorado, La Plata County, Colorado and Archuleta County, Colorado

E – Rio Arriba County and Sandoval County

S – McKinley County

W – Apache County, Arizona

 

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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County Judicial Complex

 

 

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County Judicial Complex in 2007

 

 

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Picture Courthouse in 1892

 

 

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Picture Courthouse in 1902

 

 

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Picture Courthouse in 1951

 

 

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County Juvenile Service Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016