Linn County

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Linn County is named for Lewis F Linn, who was a United States Senator from Missouri and the author of the Donation Land Act which provided free land to settlers in the West.

 

Created:  December 28, 1847

County Seat: 

Brownsville  1847 – 1851

Albany         1851 – present

 

County Courthouse – Albany

 

Location:  300 4th Avenue / Broadalbion Street SW

Built:  1938 – 1940

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Tourtellotte and Phillips

Contractor:  Stien Brothers and George H Buckler Company

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the city center. The north front has a large central porch with four high columns rising to a wide header with clock at the top. There are vertical dividers between the windows on the first and second stories. The roof line is flat. On the west side is an addition.

 

Note:  The Spaulding school in Brownsville served as the first courthouse. The second courthouse was built in Albany by Monteith Brothers in 1853 but was destroyed by fire in 1861. A third courthouse was built in 1865 and remodeled in 1890 and 1899. The architect was Charles Buggraf.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marion County

E – Jefferson County and Deschutes County

S – Lane County

W – Benton County and Polk County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture of Third Courthouse

Photos taken 2012 and 2015