Cortland County

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Cortland

Cortland County is named for Pierre Van Cortlandt, who was the first Lieutenant Governor of New York.

 

Created:  April 8, 1808

County Seat:

Cortland  1808 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cortland  

 

Location:  25 Court Street / Greenbush Street

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  James Riely Gordon

Contractor:  A E Stephens Corporation.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored limestone structure. The building forms a “T” shape. The north front has a projecting center section with three rectangular entrances on the first story, and there are six columns on the second and third stories with recessed windows. On the center of the roof is a large round dome with thin columns, gold roof and small cupola at the top.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was a red coloured brick structure built in 1836 and was destroyed by fire in 1924.

 

County Administration – Cortland  

 

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Location:  60 Central Avenue / Greenbush Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Schoolhouse

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building was the Cortland Central School. An addition was constructed in 1923. The building was remodeled in 1930.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Onondaga County

E – Madison County and Chenango County

S – Broome County and Tioga County

W – Tompkins County and Cayuga County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010