Tompkins County

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Tompkins

Tompkins County is named for Daniel Tompkins, who was the sixth Vice President of the United States.

 

Created:  April 7, 1817

County Seat:

Ithaca  1817 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ithaca 

 

Location:  320 North Tioga Street / East Court Street

Built:  1932 – 1833

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  J Larkin Baldridge

Contractor:  Hunkin-Conkey Construction Company of Cleveland, Ohio

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The center section projects slightly and rises to a peaked roof. The north and south wings are lower with a balustrade along the flat roof lines.

 

Old County Courthouse – Ithaca 

 

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Location:  121 East Court Street / North Tioga Street

Built:  1854 – 1855

Style:  Gothic

Architect:  John F Maurice

Contractor:  John F Maurice

 

Description:  The building faces south and s a two story rectangular structure. The south west corner has a three story tower. The rectangular building is 57 feet by 75 feet. The foundation is shaly stone is laid in random ashlar. The walls are of red colored brick divided into bays by buttresses, and into stories by a simple moulded belt course just below the second story window sills. The walls are covered with gray colored stucco. Small octagonal corner turrets extend above the roof level. An addition was added in 1894.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cayuga County

E – Cortland County and Tioga County 

S – Tioga County and Chemung County

W – Schuyler County and Seneca County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2014