Chester County

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Chester County is named for the city of Chester in Pennsylvania.

 

Created:  March 2, 1875

County Seat: 

Chester  1785 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chester  

 

Location:  140 Main Street / Pine Street

Built:  1852 – 1853

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Edward Brickell White of Charleston

Contractor:  Edward Brickell White of Charleston

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story gray colored stuccoed brick structure. The building sits on the side of hill. The building has a large porch across the front with five archways along the first story and six large columns on the second story rising to a large pediment at the roof. There is a staircase on the north side. The rear three story wing of the building extends north. An addition was added in 1896 with the architect being Alfred D Gilchrist, and in 1928, he designed the three story wing and rotunda. The further addition of an elevator was added in 1994. The architect was Frank M Williams. The building was renovated in 1974. The architect was Lafaye Associates, Inc. of Columbia and the contractor was Leitner Construction Company Inc. of Chester.

 

Note:  The architect, Edward Brickell White of Charleston, was influenced by the style developed by Robert Mills.

 

County Veterans Memorial Building – Chester  

 

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Location:  140 Main Street / Pine Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure.  The building is located on the north side of the courthouse and contains some county offices.

 

Courthouses: 

N – York County

E – Lancaster County

S – Fairfield County

W – Union County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2014