Elk County

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Elk

Elk County is named for the elk residing in the region.

 

Created:  April 18, 1843 

County Seat:

Ridgway  1843 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ridgway  

 

Location:  205 Main Street / Broad Street

Built:  1879 – 1880

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  J P Marston of Maine

Contractor:  J P Marston of Maine

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The west front has a projecting center section with two arches framed with grey stone on the first story. Above are two large arched windows with pediment at the top. On the northwest and northeast corners are mansard towers. There are arched windows with stone trim around the upper part. There is stone trim along the corners. Behind the west section is a large clock tower with cupola at the top. On the southwest side is a two story red colored brick annex attached by a hallway and built in 1970. The architect was Rodgers & Frederick of Harrisburg and the contractor was B Manno Corporation of Ridgway. Along the south side of the building is the red colored brick jail.

 

Courthouses: 

N – McKean County

E – Cameron County

S – Clearfield County and Jefferson County 

W – Forest County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011