Deschutes County

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Deschutes County is named for for the French “riviere des chutes” meaning “river of the falls”.

 

Created:  December 13, 1916

County Seat: 

Bend 1916 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bend

 

Location:  1300 NW Wall Street / NW Greenwood Avenue

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Truman E Phillips of Tourtellote & Phillips Architects

Contractor:  Dougan Hammond Company

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a three story Art Deco style structure. The building sits on a rise. The west front has a projecting center section with the main entrance on the first story and a large window on the second story. The roof line is flat. The building was a Works Project Administration project.

 

County Justice Building – Bend

 

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Location:  1300 NW Wall Street / NW Greenwood Avenue

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William F Bogie

Contractor:  DeGree Construction Company

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The south front has a one story glass paneled entrance with canopy on the west side. The roof line is flat. The building is connected to the courthouse by a skywalk. The building was renovated in 2005.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County and Crook County

E – Crook County and Harney County

S – Lake County and Kalamath County

W – Lane County and Linn County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2015