Lancaster County

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Lancaster

Lancaster County is named for Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, which county is named for the City of Lancaster in England, which was named after the House of Lancaster.

 

Created:  March 2, 1785

County Seat: 

Lancaster  1798 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Lancaster  

 

Location:  104 North Main Street / West Dunlap Street

Built:  1825 – 1828

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical Revival

Architect:  Robert Mills of Charleston

Contractor:  Willis W Alsobrook

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The has a high portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. A staircase ascends on the south side of the front to the second story. The second story doorway is framed with white colored wood and the windows have a white colored arch above each window. The building was restored after a fire in 2008. The architect was Boykin & Munnerlyn of Camden and the contractor was Hunter Builders of Sumter and Perception Builders of Lancaster.

 

See:  The architect, Robert Mills of Charleston, designed courthouses in Edgefield CountyFairfield CountyGeorgetown County, Horry County, Marion County and Williamsburg County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Lancaster County Courthouse

 

County Courthouse – Lancaster  

 

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Location:  104 North Main Street / West Dunlap Street

Built:  2010 – 2012

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Stevens & Wilkinson SC, Inc of Columbia

Contractor:  BE&K Building Group of Charlotte, North Carolina and Perception Builders of Lancaster

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The east front has a recessed center section with arches along the first story. On the south side is a corner projecting section with large glass window on the second story, entrance on the first story and hipped roof. On the north corner is a projecting section with flat roof. The roof of the building is hipped.

 

County Administration – Lancaster  

 

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Location:  101 North Main Street / West Dunlap Street

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  dsp Architects Inc.

Contractor:  Blackmon Construction

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The entrance is located on the southwest corner which has a large portico supported by six white colored columns with pediment above. The doorway is framed with white colored wood with an arched windows above.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Union County, North Carolina

E – Union County, North Carolina and Chesterfield County

S – Kershaw County

W – Fairfield County, Chester County and York County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2014