Washington County

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Washington

Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  March 3, 1852

County Seat: 

Washington  1852 – 1863

St. George    1863 – present

 

County Courthouse – St. George

 

Location:  87 North 200 Street East / East 200 Street North

Built:  1980 – 1981

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Willard C Nelson Associates Inc.

Contractor:  Warren L Hanning & Sons Construction, Ltd.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story concrete and glass  structure. The building is built on the side of a low hill. The entrance is on the second story and has a wide portico supported by large concrete columns. The windows are narrow and vertical. A wide concrete band follows the roof line. The building is known as the Hall of Justice.

 

County Administration – St. George

 

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Location:  197 Tabernacle Street / South 200 Street East

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John S Rowley

Contractor:  Carter Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a central portico supported by four thin pillars and rising to the roof line. A wide yellow colored panels divide the windows on the first and second stories.

  

Old County Courthouse – St. George

 

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Location:  85 East 100 North Street / St. George Boulevard

Built:  1866 – 1876

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Miles Romney

Contractor:  E L Parry & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story salmon red colored brick and wood structure. The south front has a high portico with two columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a small balcony above the entrance. The eaves project at the roof line. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white colored cupola.  The building now houses the Chamber of Commerce.

 Note:  The building plans were approved by the court committee consisting of Judge James D McCullough and the Selectmen Robert D Covington, Jacob Gates and Annon P Winsor and the contractor was Jacob Gates who supervised construction by the local trades.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Washington County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Iron County

E – Kane County

S – Mohave County, Arizona and Lincoln County, Nevada

W – Lincoln County, Nevada

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008