Allegany County

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Allegany

Allegany County is named for Allegheny River, which name comes from the Lenape word “welhik” or “oolikanna”, which means “best flowing river of the hills’ or “beautiful stream”.

 

Created:  April 7, 1806

County Seat:

Angelica  1806 – 1858

Belmont   1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Belmont

 

Location:  7 Court Street / North Court Street

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Carl C Ade

Contractor:  Langford & Whitford.

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The central section of the south front extends from the main building and has six vertical white colored pillars with a wide horizontal header at the roof line. There is a wide cornice with balustrade along the flat roof line. The entrance on the first story has white colored trim with a small pediment at the top. During construction, the superintendent was James S Downie.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1859. The building was demolished in 1938.

     

Old County Courthouse – Angelica

 

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Location:  59 Park Circle

Built:  1819

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building  faces north and is a two story gray colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds of the town circle. The building served as a courthouse until 1892 and now serves as the Angelica Town Hall.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wyoming County and Livingston County

E – Steuben County

S – Potter County, Pennsylvania and McKean County, Pennsylvania 

W – Cattaraugus County

 

 


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Photos taken 2010 and 2011