Montgomery County

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Montgomery County is named for Richard Montgomery, who was a United States general killed in the American Revolutionary War, or for the County of Montgomeryshire in Wales.

 

Created:  September 10, 1794

County Seat:

Norristown   1784 – present

 

 County Courthouse - Norristown   

 

Location:  2 East Airy Street / Swede Street

Built:  1853 – 1854

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Napoleon Eugene Henry Charles LeBrun

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story stone structure. The building is located on raised landscaped grounds. The west front has a large portico with six high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line.  On the flat roof is a large dome with green colored dome with clocks.  The building was remodeled in 1902 to 1904. The architect was Schermerhorn & Reinhold and the contractor was William Miller & Son. The building was renovated in 1914 and in 1929 when the architect was Rankin & Kellogg. The building was renovated in 1942 and in 1968 when the architect was Vincent G Kling & Associates. On the east side is a large annex constructed in 1929.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Berks County and Lehigh County

E – Bucks County

S – Philadelphia County

W – Delaware County and Chester County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017