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
Contractor: J R Stevenson Corporation
Description: The building faces north and is a nineteen story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on a wide landscaped plaza in the center of White Plains. 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: In 1968, the County of Westchester entered into a contract with Welton Becket F.A.I.A., to design a new courthouse. This contract was subsequently assigned to and assumed by Welton Becket Associates and Welton Becket Associates. Becket retained Cosentini Associates and Wayman C Wing as consulting engineers, and Cosentini Associates retained Eitingon Schlossberg Associates as its consulting engineer. In 1970, contracts were awarded by the county to three prime contractors. J.R. Stevenson Corporation became the general contractor, Luna Industries., Inc., became the electrical contractor and Martin Mechanical Corporation became the mechanical contractor. J.R. Stevenson Corporation retained Belt Painting Corporation., Cafasso Lathing Plastering Company., Inc., and the joint venture of Giamboi Bros., Inc., and E.M. Fitzsimons Associates, Inc., as subcontractors. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $33,000,000.
Note: The first courthouse was designed by R G Hatfield and built by Theodore Hunt in White Plains in1857. The second courthouse was designed by Benjamin W Morris and constructed by John T Brady & Company in 1915. The building was razed in 1977 when the present courthouse was completed.
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Statue of Richard J Daronco
Photos taken 2014