Rensselaer County

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Rensselaer County is named for Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, who was the original Dutch owner of the land in the area.

 

Created:  March 24, 1791

County Seat:

Troy  1791 – present

 

County Courthouse – Troy

 

Location:  80 Second Street / Congress Street

Built:  1894 – 1898

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Marcus Cummings and Frederick Cummings of Troy

Contractor:  Charles Duncan

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a gray colored granite stone structure. The west front has three large arches on the first story. Six columns rise from the second story to the top[ of the third story with large pediment at the roof line The roof line is flat with a balustrade running along the edge of the roof. An addition was added in 1915. In 1967, a further addition was constructed. The architect was John G Waite.

 

See:  The Judicial District 3 is located at Castleton-On-Hudson.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Washington County

E – Bennington County, Vermont and Berkshire County, Massachusetts

S – Columbia County

W – Albany County and Saratoga County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2014