Klamath County

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Klamath County is named for the Klamath or Clamitte Native American tribe which had a presence in the area.

 

Created:  October 17, 1882

County Seat: 

Klamath Falls  1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Klamath Falls  

 

Location:  316 Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1997 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Kaplan. McLaughlin, Diaz Architects

Contractor:  Mark West Construction

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a large semi-circular glass section with three entrances on the first story, vertical dividers between the large glass windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note: The first courthouse was built by W S Moore & Company in 1888. The second courthouse was designed by Benjamin M Dougall and constructed by Chapman Company in 1913. The building was razed in 1927. The third courthouse was designed by E McClaren and constructed by J M Dougan Company in 1918. The building was damaged by an earthquake in 1993 and torn down when the present courthouse was constructed.

 

County Government Center – Klamath Falls  

 

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Location:  305 Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Kaplan. McLaughlin, Diaz Architects

Contractor:  Mark West Construction

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The southeast front has a concave glass section with entrance on the first story, vertical dividers between the large glass windows. The concave section reflects the projecting semi-circular front of the courthouse across the street. The roof line is flat. On the south side is the old Elk’s Temple built in 1915. The building is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building faces southeast and was completed in 1915.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Deschutes County

E – Lake County

S – Modoc County, California and Siskiyou County, California

W – Jackson County, Douglas County and Lane County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2004 and 2015