Box Elder County

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Box Elder County is named for the box elder trees found in the county.

 

Created:  January 5, 1856

County Seat: 

Brigham City  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brigham City 

 

Location:  1 South Main Street / East Forrest Street

Built:  1855 – 1857

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Wrighton, D M Burbanks, Peter Baird, Lars Stranquist and Joshua Holland

Contractor:  William Wrighton, D M Burbanks, Peter Baird, Lars Stranquist and Joshua Holland

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The west front has a large portico supported by four large white columns rising to an ornate pediment at the roof line. The recessed entrance has a small balcony above on the second story. A balustrade runs atop the roof line. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with clock and small cupola at the top. The clock tower was added in 1887. The portico was added in 1910. The architect was Funk and Wells and the contractor was S A Sackett. In 1960, another addition to the building was constructed on the northeast side. The architect was Don Frandsen and the contractor was Wayne A Jensen.

 

 Note:  William Wrighton, D M Burbanks, Peter Baird, Lars Stranquist and Joshua Holland  were residence of the community.The cost to construct this building came from donations or labor tithing. The men of the area were asked to spend one tenth of their time working, or were required to supply materials for the workers. George F. Hamson Sr. donated ten thousand adobes, William Wrighton, D.M. Burbanks and Peter Baird did carpentry work, Lars Stranquist did rock masonry work, and Joshua Holland did plastering work.

 

County Judicial Building – Brigham City 

 

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Location:  43 North Main Street / West 100 North Street

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  GSBS Architects of Salt Lake City

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is three story brick, concrete and glass structure. The roof line is flat. The building houses the First Judicial District Court.

 

County Justice Court – Brigham City 

 

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Location:  81 North Main Street / West 100 North Street

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Skyline A/E/S, Inc. of Logan

Contractor:  Bailey Construction

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story brick, concrete and glass structure The east front has a raised projecting center section with two entrance and glass panels above. A canopy extends over the entrances. The roof line is flat. The building was the former Stock Lumber building and previous to that it was the Anderson Lumber building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cassia County, Idaho and Onedia County, Idaho

E – Cache County

S – Weber County, Davis County and Tooele County

W – Elko County, Nevada

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2013