Blair County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Centre County

E – Huntingdon County

S – Bedford County

W – Cambria County and Clearfield County

 

Created:  February 26, 1846                  Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Blair County

County Seat:

Hollidaysburg   1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hollidaysburg   

 

Location:  423 Allegheny Street / Union Street

Built:  1875 – 1876

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.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Blair County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1846 and Hollidaysburg was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1847. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1875 to 1877.

 

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, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hollidaysburg on the west side of the courthouse. The building has square towers rising to blue colored fourth stories with arched windows. and mansard roofs. 

 

 

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County Courthouse - Hollidaysburg 

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex – Hollidaysburg 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015