Westchester County is named for the city of Chester in England.
Created: November 1, 1683
White Plains 1683 – present
County Courthouse – White Plains
Location: 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard / Quarropas Street
Built: 1968 – 1974
Architect: Welton Becket & Associates
Description: The building faces north and is a nineteen story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on a wide plaza. The east front has three high openings on the first story with recessed entrance. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Richard J Daronco Courthouse. The building houses the New York Judicial District 9. The construction manager was Captain Thomas Dumont. The building was renovated and an annex constructed on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in 2003 to 2005. The architect was Pei Cobb Freed & Partners / Fuller and D’Angelo and the contractor was Ysrael A. Seinuk, P.C of New York and Cosentini Associates LLP of New York.
Note: The first courthouse was designed by R G Hatfield and built by Theodore Hunt in 1857. The second courthouse was designed by Benjamin W Morris and constructed by John T Brady & Company in 1915. The building was razed in 1977.The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $33,000,000.
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Photos taken 2014