Donley County

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Donley County is named for Stockton P Donley, who was a frontier lawyer.

 

Created:  August 21, 1876

County Seat: 

Clarendon  1876 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clarendon  

 

Location:  300 Sully Street / East 4th Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Charles H Bulger & Isaac Hamilton Rapp

Contractor:  Troutman Brothers of Trinidad, Colorado

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. At the northeast corner is a three story square red colored brick tower with steep roof and two large stone arches and recessed entrance on the first story. The east side rises to two peaks at the roof line with a three story circular red colored brick tower at the southeast corner. On the north side, the building projects with a semi-circular section. The base of the building is rough cut stone. There is stone trim at the top of some windows. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1936. In 2003, the building was restored. The architect was Volz & Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration & Construction, Ltd. On the south side of the building is the one story buff colored Courthouse Annex constructed in 1975.

 

See:  The architect, Issac Hamilton Rapp, also designed courthouses in Colorado in Las Animas County and in New Mexico in Chaves County and Rio Arriba County..

 

Courthouses: 

N – Gray County

E – Collingsworth County

S – Hall County and Briscoe County

W – Armstrong County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014