Bucks County is named for the County of Buckinghamshire in England.
Created: November 10, 1682
Doylestown 1682 – present
County Courthouse - Doylestown
Location: 55 East Court Street / Main Street
Built: 1960 – 1962
Architect: Carroll, Grisdale & Van Allen
Contractor: Fred F Martin Associates
Description: The building faces south and is a six story concrete, red colored brick and glass structure..The buildings are located on raised landscaped grounds. The south building is a circular structure with vertical pillars between recessed glass panels. The eave extends from the roof line. The building is connected to a rectangular six story building on the north side. The roof line is flat.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1812. The second courthouse was designed by Addison Halter in 1877 to 1878. The building was razed to accommodate the present courthouse.
County Justice Center - Doylestown
Location: 100 North Main Street / Sherwell Avenue
Built: 2010 – 2015
Architect: HOK Architects ( Hellmuth , Obbata and Kassabaum )
Contractor: Harman Group and H.F. Lenz
Description: The building faces east and is a five story red colored siding, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and is “Y” shaped with a projecting rounded east entrance section. The windows are horizontal and the roof line is flat. The project manager was Joseph Jingoli & Son Inc. of Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Note: The cost of construction was $84,000,000.
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Photos taken 2017