Schenectady County

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Schenectady

Schenectady County is named for a Mohawk word meaning “on the other side of the pine lands”.

 

Created:  March 7, 1809 

County Seat:

Schenectady  1809 – present

 

County Courthouse – Schenectady  

 

Location:  612 State Street / Lafayette Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  W L Stoddart

Contractor:  John McDermott

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story structure. The north front has a recessed porch with six columns rising to a wide header at the top of the third story. The fourth story is recessed. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Schenectady  

 

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Location:  108 Union Street / North Ferry Road

Built:  1831 – 1833

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  John W Teller

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored brick structure. The south front has a large porch with six high columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The roof is hipped. The building served as the courthouse until 1913. In 2012, the building was being renovated by Raz Mahoutian.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Saratoga County

E – Saratoga County

S – Albany County and Schoharie County

W – Montgomery County

 

 

 

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Photis taken 2010 and 2014