Lane County

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Lane County is named for Joseph Lane, who was the first Governor of the Oregon Territory.

 

Created:  January 29, 1851

County Seat: 

Eugene     1851

 

County Courthouse – Eugene

 

Location:  125 East 8th Street / Oak Street

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Robert Wilmsen and Charles Walker Endicott of Wilmesen & Endicott

Contractor:  Gale M Roberts Company

 

Description:  The building faces south.and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The rectangular building has narrow vertical dividers and latticework on each story with recessed exterior walls and windows. The base of the building is flagstone. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Lawrence T Harris Hall and is located at the northwest corner of the County Government Complex and is connected on the south side and east side to the Public Services Building. On the south side is an open plaza names as the Wayne Morse Free Speech Terrance.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1855 at a cost of $8,500. The previous courthouse was designed by Delos D Neer and constructed by L N Rosey in 1898 at a cost of $50,000. The building was razed in 1959. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was 2,146,350.

 

County Administration – Eugene

 

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Location:  125 East 8th Street / Pearl Street

Built:  1974 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unthank, Seder Poticha

Contractor:  Simpson Construction Management

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building has open hallways and atriums rising to the roof. The building is located on the east side of the County Government Complex and is named as the Lane County Public Services Building. On the southwest side is an open plaza names as the Wayne Morse Free Speech Terrance.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln CountyBenton County and Linn County

E – Deschutes County and Klamath County

S – Douglas County

W – Pacific Ocean

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2015