Oswego County

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Oswego

Oswego County is named for the Oswego River which is named for the Iroquoian word meaning “the outpouring” referring to the mouth of the river.

 

Created:  March 1, 1816

County Seat:

Oswego  1816  - present

 

County Courthouse – Oswego  

 

Location:  25 East Oneida Street / East 2nd Street

Built:  1859 – 1860

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Horatio Nelson White of Syracuse

Contractor:  Smith & Ratigan and Williams & Atkinson

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story limestone  structure. The north front has a projecting center section with three large arches on the first story and four green-blue colored columns on the second story with pediment above. At the top is a large open cupola with thin columns and round dome. The east and west wings have small cupolas above a pediment. An addition was on the south side in 1962. The architect was Sargent-Webster-Crenshaw and Folley and the contractor was J G A Construction Corporation.

 

County Administration – Oswego  

 

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Location:  25 East Bridge Street / East 2nd Street

Built:  1895 – 1896

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  J H Seeber

Contractor:  A Von Wagner & Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure.

 

County Courthouse – Pulaski

 

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Location:  7426 Bridge Street / South Jefferson Street

Built:  1859 – 1860

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Zina D Stevens

Contractor:  David Bennett

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The north front has a high portico supported by four large white colored columns with pediment at the roof line. The base of the building is course stone. The eaves overhang at the roof line. The building was constructed around the original 1819 courthouse. An addition was added on the south side in 1992.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County

E – Lewis County and Oneida County

S – Madison County, Onondaga County and Cayuga County 

W – Lake Ontario and Ontario, Canada

 

 

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Photos taken 2010