Cambria County

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Cambria County is named for Cambria Township which was named for the ancient name of Wales, Great Britain.

 

Created:  March 26, 1804

County Seat:

Ebensburg   1804 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ebensburg   

 

Location:  200 South Center Street / East Lloyd Street

Built:  1880 – 1882

Style:  French Second Empire

Architect:  Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York

Contractor:  Henry Shank

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building has a central square tower with double arched entrance on the first story. On either side of the central section are large square towers with steep mansard roofs. In 1923, the building was completely rebuilt with north, south and east wings and the bell tower was removed. The building has extensive stone trim for story separation, window decoration, and quoins at the corners.

 

See:  The architect, Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York, also designed courthouses in Minnesota in Hubbard County and in Pennsylvania in Huntingdon County, Schuykill County and Warren County.

 

County District Courthouse – Ebensburg   

 

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Location:  401 Candlelight Drive / South Center Street

Built:  1999 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  E Pawlowski Associates

Contractor:  Major Builders

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story cream colored concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds and is “L” shaped. The glass paneled entrance is located at the junction of the two story west wing and the three story north wing.  Horizontal bands run between the stories and below the flat room line. The building houses the District Court.

 

County District Courthouse – Cresson

 

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Location:  730 Portage Road / Admiral Peary Highway

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick structure. The rectangular building is located on spacious grounds. The front has a central white coloured wood framed entrance. The roof is hipped. The building houses the District Court.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clearfield County and Centre County

E – Blair County and Bedford County

S – Somerset County

W – Westmoreland County and Indiana County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015