Jefferson County

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Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  March 28, 1805

County Seat:

Watertown  1805 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Watertown  

 

Location:  195 Arsenal Street / Sherman Street

Built:  1862 – 1863

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Horatio Nelson White of Syracuse

Contractor:  John Hose of Herkimer and David Kieff.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red brick and limestone trimmed structure. The building is square and set on high foundations. The north front has a projecting triple arched entrance with three arched windows on the second story. The northwest corner has a square red brick tower. The second story courtroom is now the Board of Legislators Chamber. There are horizontal cornices above the first story and along the roof line.

 

County Courthouse – Watertown  

 

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Location:  163 Arsenal Street / Arcade Street

Built:  1999 – 2000

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story glass, limestone and concrete structure. The central section is a glass wall rising from the entrance to the flat roof line. Glass walls rise on the first and second stories of the east section. The west section is the old Post Office which has stone work on the first story and an overhanging eave at the flat roof line.

 

County Administration – Watertown  

 

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Location:  175 Arsenal Street / Sherman Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Parker-Soper

Contractor:  A Frederick & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a seven story concrete and glass structure. The roof line is flat. The building was expanded in 1974 to 1975. The architect was Parker-Soper and the contractor was Perfetto & Whaler Construction Corporation.

 

County Clerk’s Office – Watertown  

 

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Location:  163 Arsenal Street / Sherman Street

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick style structure. The building is rectangular. Additions were made in 1933 and 1953.

 

Courthouses: 

North – Ontario, Canada and Saint Lawrence County

East    – Lewis County

South – Oswego County

West   – Lake Ontario and Ontario, Canada

 

     

 

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Photos taken 2010