Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

 

Created:  July 5, 1843

County Seat: 

Hillsboro 1843 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hillsboro 

 

Location:  145 Northeast Second Avenue / East Main Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  O R W Hossack

Contractor:  L L Young

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center. The east front has a projecting center section with four large columns rising to a wide header below the roof line. The building is connected on the west side to the Justice Services Building. There are large sequoia trees surrounding the building. On the north side is the Public Safety Building.

 

County Justice Services Building – Hillsboro 

 

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Location:  150 Northeast First Avenue / NE Lincoln Street

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Annand-Boone Architects

Contractor:  Todd Building Company

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a four story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center to the west of the courthouse. The west front has a center section which projects from the building and has square towers on either side of the recessed entrance. The towers rise above the flat roof line. The windows are horizontal. The building is connected to the courthouse on the east side. The building was remodeled in 1990 to 1992. The architect was GBD Architects of Portland and the contractor was LD Maltson, Inc. of Salem. The construction manager was Swinney and Associates of Portland.

 

County Juvenile Services Building – Hillsboro 

 

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Location:  222 NE First Avenue / NE Lincoln Street

Built:  1991 – 1993

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lee-Ruff-Stark, Architects of Portland

Contractor:  L D Mattson, Associates of Salem

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center to the north of the courthouse. The west front has a central curved entrance with glass walls on the first story. The windows are square and the roof line is flat. 

 

County Administration – Hillsboro 

 

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Location:  155 Northeast  First Avenue / NW Lincoln Street

Built:  1988 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Yosy Grube Hall

Contractor:  Howard S Wright

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a three story concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center to the west of the courthouse. The building is the Charles D Cameron Public Services Building. The east front has a central entrance. The roof line is flat.

 

County Public Safety Building – Hillsboro 

 

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Location:  Northeast Lincoln Street / Northeast  First Avenue

Built:  1968 – 1971

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Annand-Boone-Dynan-Huffstutter

Contractor:  Todd Building Company

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a three story white colored concrete and glass structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center on the north side of the courthouse. The north front has a projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story. Along the east and west sides are horizontal windows with concrete dividers. The roof line is flat. The building is attached to the courthouse on the south side and was constructed as a jail.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Columbia County

E – Multnomah County and Clackamas County 

S – Clackamas County and Yamhill County

W – Tillamook County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Services Building

 

 

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County Juvenile Services Building

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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County Public Safety Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2016