Monroe County

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Monroe

Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

 

Created:  April 1,1836

County Seat:

Stroudsburg  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stroudsburg  

 

Location:  North 7th Street / Monroe Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Truman I Lacey

Contractor:  R S Shiffer and Sons

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored sandstone structure. The south front has a square stone tower with arched entrance on the first story and rising to arched windows on the third story with steep roof above. The second story windows are arched. The roof is sloped. An addition was added on the north side in 1933 to 1934. The architect was H T Rinker and M R Kiefer and the contractor was Works Projects Administration. The supervisor A L Rake. On the east side is a modern annex.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1836.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lackawanna County, Wayne County and Pike County 

E – Pike County and Warren County, New Jersey

S – Northampton County

W – Carbon County and Luzerne County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011