Broome County

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Broome

Broome County is named for John Broome, who was a lieutenant governor of New York.

 

Created:  March 28, 1806 

County Seat:

Binghamton  1806 – present

 

County Courthouse – Binghamton  

 

Location:  92 Court Street / Exchange Street

Built:  1897 – 1899

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Isaac Perry

Contractor:  Miles Leonard.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story building Ohio sandstone trimmed with bluestone structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of Courthouse Hill and is constructed in the form of a “T”. The north front has a classic portico supported by six tall ionic columns with pediment above. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal green dome rising to a small round cupola with the Statue of Justice at the top. The main courtroom is located in the east wing on the second story.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1802 at Chenango Point ( Binghamton ). This courthouse was moved to Courthouse Hill The second courthouse was built in 1829 and the third courthouse was built J Stuart Wells in 1858, This   which was a massive brick structure was destroyed by fire in December 1896.

 

County Courts Building – Binghamton  

 

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Location:  65 Hawley Street / Exchange Street

Built:  1997 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MRB Group

Contractor:  Northland Associates Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on the southeast side of the courthouse and is named as the Family and County Courts Building. The main entrance is located at the southwest corner with a large concrete arch with recessed doorway and attached to the main building on the northeast side. The main square shaped building has projecting center sections and the roof line is flat. 

 

County Office Building – Binghamton  

 

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Location:  60 Hawley Street / Exchange Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Walter Whitlock

Contractor:  W J Burns Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a seven story concrete structure. The building is located on the south side of the courthouse and is named as the George Harvey Justice Building. The south front has a central two story portico with four columns rising to a flat roof and with the main entrance on the first story. The windows are vertical with light brown colored panels between. A wide cornice runs below the upper story and the roof line is flat with a raised center section. The building was renovated in 2007. The architect and contractor was C & S Companies.

 

County Administration – Binghamton  

 

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Location:  44 Hawley Street / Isabel Street

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lacey & Lucas and St. John Associates Consulting Engineers

Contractor:  McKee-Burger-Mansueto, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a six story light brown colored concrete structure. The building is located in the Government Plaza and is located on the east side of the “U” shaped complex formed by three buildings. Named as the Edwin L Crawford County Office Building, it is connected to the Family and County Courts Building on the north side by an overhead walkway. The rectangular shaped building has large recessed windows and roof line is flat. 

 

Sixth Judicial District – Binghamton  

 

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Location:  31 Lewis Street / Chenango Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Second Renaissance Revival

Architect:  T I Lacey & Son

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a six story stone and concrete structure. The building is named as the Kilmer Building and houses the Sixth Judicial District Administration on the fifth story.  The first story houses retail stores.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cortland County and Chenango County

E – Chenango County and Delaware County

S – Wayne County, Pennsylvania and Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

W – Tioga County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2017