Lexington County

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Lexington County is named for the Battle of Lexington during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  1804

County Seat: 

Lexington  1804 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lexington  

 

Location:  139 East Main Street / South Lake Drive

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Modern-Classical

Architect:  John Carroll Johnson and Jesse Walter Wessinger

Contractor:  T E Moore and J R Holcombe of Columbia.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and has a projecting center section faced with white colored limestone with framed doorway in the center. The east and west wings have white stone panels between the first and second story windows. A horizontal decorated stone band runs above the second story windows. The roof line is flat. The interior has green, red, yellow and white colored diamond patterned polished terrazzo floors. The building was a Public Works Administration project under the supervision of A R Carlisle. The foundation was constructed by The Kohn Construction Company. An addition was constructed in 1970. The architect was Jesse Walter Wessinger and John Drafts.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1882. The cost of construction of the 1939 courthouse was $92,400.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Lexington County Courthouse.

 

County Judicial Center – Lexington  

 

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Location:  205 East Main Street / South Lake Drive

Built:  2002  – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  F J Clark Incorporated

Contractor:  M B Kahn Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story red and buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building had a projecting glass enclosed entrance. Behind, the building rises to a semi circular roof line. On the north and south are projecting red brick sections with trim above and below the windows. On either sides of these projections are glass walls.

 

County Administration – Lexington  

 

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Location:  212 South Lake Drive / East Main Street

Built:  2004  – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  F J Clark Incorporated

Contractor:  M B Kahn Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story red and buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a projecting glass enclosed entrance. Behind, the building rises in a semi circular glass section flanked by brick faced sections on either side.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Newberry County and Richland County

E – Richland County and Calhoun County

S – Orangeburg County and Aiken County

W – Saluda County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008