Adams County

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Adams

Adams County is named for Alva Adams, who was the fifth, tenth and fourteenth Governor of the State of Colorado.

 

Created:  Novemver 15, 1902

County Seat:

Brighton  1902 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brighton

 

Location:  1100 Judicial Drive / East 152 Avenue

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Anderson Mason Dale of Denver and Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum

Contractor:  M A Mortenson Company of Denver

 

Description: The building faces west and is a six story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious grounds and is ”L” shaped. The roof line is flat. The west front has a large one story entrance section with glass panel walls. The roof line is flat. 

 

Old County Courthouse ( City Hall )  - Brighton

 

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Location:  450 South 4th Avenue / East Southern Street

Built:  1975 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Anderson Mason Dale of Denver

Contractor:  The Perl-Mack Companies of Denver

 

Description: The building faces west and is a six story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on the spacious grounds of the former fairgrounds. The rectangular building has horizontal windows with dividers. The central entrance on the first story has a projecting section with glass panel walls. The building now serves as the City Hall.

 

County Administration  – Brighton

 

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Location:  4430 South Adams County Parkway / East 124th Avenue

Built:  2007 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gensler & Associates

Contractor:  Saunders Construction Inc. of Centennial

 

Description: The buildings face southwest and is a complex of brick, concrete and glass structures. The complex is located on spacious grounds. The center section has a five story building with projecting wings and a recessed center with glass panel walls. On the north and south sides are one story building connecting to the central building. The roof line is flat. 

 

Old County Courthouse – Brighton

 

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Location:  22 South 4th Avenue / East Bridge Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John James Huddart

Contractor:   A B McDonald

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. A white colored cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building was enlarged in 1939. The architect was Richard O Perry and Lester L Jones and the contractor was N R Nielsen of Denver. The building is the Historic City Hall.

 

Note:  The Hall of Justice was constructed at East Bridge Street and 19th Street in 1961 to 1963. The circular building was demolished when the Courthouse on 4th Street was completed in 1977.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Weld County and Morgan County

E – Washington County

S – Arapahoe County and Denver County

W – Denver CountyJefferson County and Broomfield County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2016