Montgomery County

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Montgomery

Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was an officer during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:   May 1, 1803

County Seat: 

Dayton  1803 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Dayton 

 

Location:  41 North Perry Street / West 3rd Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lorenz and Williams and Pretzinger & Pretzinger

Contractor:  Knowlton Building Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a five story concrete and glass structure. The first story is recessed with vertical concrete dividers and a central entrance. The upper stories have narrow vertical windows divided by vertical concrete dividers. The building is connected to the Dayton-Montgomery County Courts Building on the south side. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Common Pleas Court and the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals.

 

Dayton-Montgomery County Courts Building –  Dayton 

 

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Location:  301 West 3rd Street / North Perry Street

Built:  1987 – 1989

Style: Modern

Architect:  John Ruetshle Associates

Contractor:  Carnegie Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a six story concrete and glass structure. The southeast corner has a curved glass section rising from the first story entrance. Pillars and large grid work sit in front of the entrance. Along the sides are narrow windows with small square windows on the top story. The building is connected to the courthouse on the north side. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Dayton-Montgomery Courts.

    

Old County Courthouse –  Dayton 

 

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Location:  NW – Main Street / West 3rd Street

Built:  1847 – 1850

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Howard Daniels of New York, New York

Contractor:  John W Carey

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story limestone structure. The building is located on Courthouse Square and was modeled on the 5th century BC Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, Greece. The building has a stone roof and a cantleevered stone staircase. The east front has a large porch with six columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The roof is sloped.

 

Note:  The bid actually went to Carey, Blain & Updegraff in 1845, but in all the arguing about the building, the contractor is named as John W Carey.

 

County Administration –  Dayton 

 

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Location:  451 West 3rd Street / Vista View Drive

Built:  1970 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Edward Dyrell Stone & Associates and Brown & Head & Associates

Contractor:  Maxon Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south. and is an eleven story concrete and glass structure. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Darke County and Miami County

East    – Clark County and Green County

South – Warren County and Butler County

West   – Preble County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2012