Blair County

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Blair County is named for John Blair, who was a local leader.

 

Created:  February 26, 1846 

County Seat:

Hollidaysburg   184 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hollidaysburg   

 

Location:  423 Allegheny Street / Union Street

Built:  1875 – 1877

Style:  Gothic

Architect:  David S Gendall of Philadelphia

Contractor:  John Schreiner of Pittsburgh

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story stone style structure. The building is T-shaped in plan and all exterior walls are of stone with cut stone facing. The building has three arches at the entrance and three arches above on the second story. On either side of the central section are large square stone towers with arched windows and mansard roofs. On the north side is the addition built in 1906 with clock tower and high steep roof. In 1906 and 1907, the rear three story addition was added. The architect was William L Plack and the contractor was W V Hughes and Son of Hollidaysburg.

 

Note  : The first courthouse was built in 1847.

 

County Courthouse  Annex – Hollidaysburg   

 

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Location:  423 Allegheny Street / Union Street

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  L Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Leonard S Fiore Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story buff colored stone and glass structure. The building has square towers rising to blue colored fourth stories with arched windows. and mansard roofs.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Centre County

E – Huntingdon County

S – Bedford County

W – Cambria County and Clearfield County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015