Chautauqua County

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Chautauqua

Chautauqua County is named for a Seneca word meaning “where the fish are taken out”.

 

Created:  March 11, 1808

County Seat:

Mayville  1811 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mayville 

 

Location:  1 North Erie Street / East Chautauqua Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William J Beardsley of Poughkeepsie

Contractor:  Ernest J Bailey of Shellberg, Linquist & Bailey

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Mayville. The southwest front has a large portico supported by four high columns with wide pediment above at the roof line. The recessed entrance and the windows on either side, have small pediments at the top. On the center of the roof is a round dome with black colored roof.

 

See:  The architect, William J Beardsley of Poughkeepsie , designed courthouses in Dutchess County, Franklin County,,Greene County and Sullivan County.

 

Note:  The first and previous courthouse was constructed by Benjamin Rathbun in Mayville in 1834.

 

County Administration – Mayville 

 

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Location:  3 North Erie Street / East Chautauqua Street

Built:  1967 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Naetzker-Thorsell and Dove

Contractor:  Hydro Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a four story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Mayville on the west side of the courthouse.The northwest front has a one story entrance section with rounded roof. The courthouse is located along the southeast side of the building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada and Erie County

E – Cattaraugus County

S – Warren County, Pennsylvania and  Erie County, Pennsylvania

W – Erie County, Pennsylvania, Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2010