Guilford County

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Guilford County is named for Francis North, who was the 1st Earl of Guilford, a British politician and father of Prime Minister of Great Britain Frederick North.

 

Created:  December 5, 1770 

County Seat: 

Greensboro 1771 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Greensboro 

 

Location:  301 West Market Square / South Eugene Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Harry Barton

Contractor:  William P Ross

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story gray colored stone and concrete structure. On the south and north sides are porticoes with three entrances on the first story, six columns on the second and third stories and a pediment at the top, The fourth story is recessed and a balustrade runs along the roof line of the third story. The roof line is flat.

 

County Courthouse – Greensboro 

 

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Location:  201 South Eugene Street / West Market Street

Built:  1970 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Eduardo Catalano and Peter Sugar

Contractor:  Deborah Forsman.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story concrete and glass structure. The east front has a central entrance on the second story and recessed walls with glass panels. There are vertical pillars and a wide section below the flat roof line. The building was renovated and the architect was J Hyatt Hammond & Associates.

 

County Courthouse – High Point

 

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Location:  505 Green Drive / South Centennial Street

Built:  1988 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  W F Freeman Associates and Robert E Earnsheart

Contractor:  J H Allen Incorporated of Asheboro.

 

Description:  The building faces south and  is a three story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building is located in High Point which is south of Greensboro.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rockingham County 

E – Alamance County

S – Randolph County

W – Davidson County and Forsyth County

 

 

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Photos taken 2012