Jefferson County

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Jefferson County is named for Mount Jefferson located in the county and which mountain was named after Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  December 12, 1914

County Seat: 

Madras 1914 – present

 

County Courthouse – Madras

 

Location:  75 SE C Street / SE 7th Street

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Roald, Schmeer & Harrington

Contractor:  A R Ritchie & Company

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Madras. The north front has a projecting east section. The central entrance is recessed with a projecting entrance section. The west section has windows on the first and second stories. The roof line is flat.

 

New County Courthouse – Madras

 

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Location:  129 SW E Street / SW 3rd Street

Built:  2015 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  DLR Group of Portland and HSR Master Planning and Architecture of Bend

Contractor:  Skanska of Portland.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story concrete and glass structure presently being constructed. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Madras. The north front has a projecting center section with five vertical pillars. The first story is recessed. The second story has glass walls. Three sections rise on the flat roof line.

 

Note: The cost of construction of the new courthouse is $11,500,000.

 

Old County Courthouse – Madras

 

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Location:  34 D Street / 6th Street

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  O G Brubaker

Contractor:  Guy Wilson

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The rectangular building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Madras. The south front has a central arched entrance. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line and between the first and second stories. The building served as courthouse and later as City Hall.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Jefferson County Courthouse and Jail

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wasco County

E – Wheeler County

S – Crook County and Deschutes County

W – Linn County and Marion County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Madras

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Madras

 

 

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New County Courthouse – Madras

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2016