Grant County

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Grant Countyis named for  Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885 ), who was President of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Morrow CountyUmatilla County and Union County

E – Baker County and Malheur County

S – Harney County

W – Crook County  and Wheeler County

 

Created:  October 14, 1864                    Map of Oregon highlighting Grant County

County Seat: 

Canyon City 1864 – present

 

County Courthouse – Canyon City

 

Location:  201 South Humbolt Street / Izee Street

Built:  1951 – 1952

Style:  Modern / Art Deco

Architect:  Burns, Bear, McNeil & Schneider

Contractor:  V W McCormack Construction Company

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story stucco, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Canyon City. The east front has a recessed central entrance trimmed with red colored stone. On the second story is a nine panel window. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit of the 24th Judicial District, County Court and County Justice Court. 

 

County Criminal Justice Facility – Canyon City

 

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Location:  205 South Humbolt Street / Izee Street

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a one story brick and siding structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Canyon City on the south side of the courthouse. The west front has a recessed central entrance with portico. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  The 24th Judicial District includes Harney County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1864 and Canyon City was selected as the county seat. The county met in rented premises until the first courthouse known as Dunker’s Hall was a one story frame structure built in 1869. The courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1870. The second courthouse was a two story frame structure built by William Donaldson, F J Butz and E Stansell in 1885. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1951 to 1952. The County Criminal Justice Facility was constructed in 1996 to 1997.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Canyon City

 

 

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County Criminal Justice Facility – Canyon City

Photos taken 2012