York County is named for York County in Pennsylvania.
Created: March 2, 1785
York 1785 – present
County Courthouse – York
Location: 25 South Congress Street / West Liberty Street
Built: 1914 – 1915
Style: Greek Revival
Architect: William Augustus Edwards of Darlington
Contractor: Travers-Wood Company of Richmond, Virginia
Description: The building faces east and is a three story yellow colored brick structure. The building has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a pediment below the roof line. The entrance doorway is framed with stone. Behind the portico is a green header at the top of the brick wall. The roof is hipped. A wing extends on the south side and on the west side and was built in 1955. In 2014, the building stands unoccupied.
Note: Rock Hill Heating and Plumbing Company was awarded the contract for the heating and plumbing in 1914. Other courthouses designed by William Augustus Edwards are located in Abbeville County, Calhoun County, Dillon County, Jasper County, Lee County and Sumter County.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by Robert Mills and built in 1823. An addition was added in 1896.
See: National Register of Historic Places – York County Courthouse
County Justice Center – York
Location: 1675 York Highway / Justice Boulevard
Built: 1991 – 1994
Architect: Odell Associates, Inc of Charlotte, North Carolina
Contractor: Pizzagalli Construction Company, Inc. of Burlington, Vermont
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is “L” shaped with a south wing and west wing. The north front has a one story porch with brick pillars which runs part way along the south wing and along the west wing. The second story windows are horizontal. Horizontal belts run across the exterior. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Joseph R Moss Criminal Justice Center.
Note: During construction, four of the five subcontractor went bankrupt which delayed completion.
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Photos taken 2008 and 2014