Utah County

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Utah County is named for the Ute Native American tribe called by the Spanish name of “Yute”.

 

Created:  March 3, 1853

County Seat: 

Provo  1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Provo 

 

Location:  60 West Center Street / South 100 Street East

Built:  1920 – 1928

Style:   Neo-Classical

Architect:  Joseph Nelson

Contractor:  Rudine and Chytraus

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story oolite limestone structure. The west front has a large portico supported by six white columns rising to a wide pediment with frieze at the roof line. Above the pediment is a large square section rising above the roof line. The roof line is flat with a projecting cornice. The interior has a skylight and marble hallways. The building is surrounded by spacious grounds.

 

Note:  The old courthouse was constructed by L C Synder Smoot & Company in 1872.  The building was demolished when the present courthouse was constructed.

 

County Justice Building – Provo 

 

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Location:  151 South University Avenue / E 100 S Street

Built:  2003 – 2004

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Gillies, Stronsky, Brews & Smith

Contractor:  Control, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brick, glass and concrete structure. The west and east entrances are framed with stone with red colored brick facing on the main part of the building. Buff colored brick facing runs north and south along the building. The roof line is flat.

                               

County Administration – Provo 

 

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Location:  100 East Center Street / South 100 Street East

Built:  1987 – 1988

Style:   Modern

Architect:  MHTN Architects of Salt Lake City

Contractor:  Jacobsen Construction of Salt Lake City

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building has a flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Salt Lake County

East    – Wasatch County and Duchesne County

South – Carbon County, Sanpete County and Juab County

West   – Juab County and Tooele County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2013