Pima County

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Pima

Pima County is named for the Pima Native American  people called Akimel O’odam ( river people ) who lived in the area.

 

Created:  November 8, 1864

County Seat:        

Tucson  1864 – present

County Courthouse – Tucson

Location:  115 North Church Avenue / West Alameda Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Spanish Colonial Revival and Moorish

Architect:  Roy W Place

Contractor:  Herbert Brown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story pink coloured stucco, brick and stone style structure. The building forms a “U” shape with a series of one story arches with plaza behind on the east front. The central entrance is framed with decorative stone rising to the third story.  On the center of the roof is a large octagonal base with a large cement dome covered by ceramic tiles.. On the west side is an open plaza on the west side extending to the City Hall.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Pima County Courthouse

 

County Superior Courts Building – Tucson

 

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Location:  110 West Congress Street / North Church Avenue

Built:  1973 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Terry Atkinson, Place & Place, Gordon M Luepke, Ivan A Sarkiss, and Finigal & Dombrowski

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a nine story concrete, glass and steel structure. Along the south and east sides of the first story is a long portico supported by arched columns. Vertical glass panels are divided by concrete dividers with no windows at the stone faced corners.  The building is the Pima County Superior Courts Building and is located on the south side of the courthouse. The Pima County Government Center extends west along Congress Street including the eleven story County Administration Building and the six story County Health & Welfare Building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Maricopa County and Pinal County

E – Graham County, Cochise County and Santa Cruz County

S – Santa Cruz County and Mexico

W – Mexico and Yuma County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008