Navajo County

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Navajo County is named for the Navajo an Native American people who reside in the area.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – San Juan County, Utah

E – Apache County

S – Graham County and Gila County

W – Gila County and Coconino County

                 

Created :  March 21, 1895                      Map of Arizona highlighting Navajo County

County Seat:        

Holbrook  1895 – present

County Courthouse – Holbrook

Location:  100 East Carter Drive / South Highway 77

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James Gresham & Associates

Contractor:  Tibshraeny Bros. Construction Inc

 

Description:  The three buildings face north and are one story complexes of red brick  and concrete. The buildings are located on landscaped grounds to the south of the center of Holbrook. The building on the south side is the Judicial Building and faces north onto the courtyard. The entrance has a large glass window above the glass doors. There are few windows in the building. Inside the north entrance is an open lobby. The building is joined on the west side to the Administration Building which is runs along the west side. Another building runs along the east side. The building houses the County Superior Court of Division I,

 

Old County Courthouse – Holbrook

 

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Location:  NE – East Arizona Street / South Navajo Boulevard

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  D W Millard and George G Grosvenor

Contractor:  M J Kennedy and John C Grim of Flagstaff

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Holbrook. On the south front is a square brick tower with open arched area on the third story and brown colored stone trimmed arch on the first story. The windows on the second story are arched. In the interior, the original wainscoting remains, doors are paneled with windows and transoms. Woodwork throughout the courthouse is dark. The stairs have carved newel posts and turned railings. On the second story, the east side is occupied by the courtroom which is entered through a double door with fan light and retains most of the original furnishings. The ceiling is pressed metal. On the west side is a one story wing. The building is now used as a museum.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Navajo County Coiurthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1895 and Holbrook was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was constructed in 1898 to 1899 at a cost of $15,300 and is still standing. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1976.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Holbrook

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Holbrook

 

 

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Photos taken 2008