Marion County

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Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Created:  February 17, 1887

County Seat: 

Salem  1887 – present

 

County Courthouse – Salem 

 

Location: 100 High Street / State Street

Built:  1952 – 1954

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Pietro Belluschi and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Portland

Contractor:  Viesko & Post

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a five story concrete, marble and glass structure. The west front has a porch on the first story supported by concrete pillars and with a recessed glass entrance. The windows are horizontal. There is a north and south one story wing with a second story smaller wing adjoining the main building. The roof line is flat. A parking structure was built in 1978. The contractor was Pence-Kelly Construction, Inc.of Salem.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by William W Piper and Elwood M Burton and constructed by Wilbur E Boothbay in 1873.

 

County Administration – Salem 

 

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Location:  555 Court Street / High Street

Built:  1999 – 2000

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Arbuckle Costic Architects Inc. of Salem

Contractor:  Pence/Kelly Construction, Inc. of Salem

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a five story red colored brick structure. The building is called the Courthouse Square Transit Mall. The first story has recessed walls. The central entrance has a recessed section with large glass sections on either side. The roof line is flat. The Project Manager was Melvin Mark Development Company.

 

See:  Located in the county is the Oregon Supreme Court.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Yamhill County and Clackamas County

E – Wasco County and Jefferson County

S – Linn County 

W – Polk County and Yamhill County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2015