Arapahoe County is named for Arapahoe County in the Kansas Territory, which was named for the Arapahoe Native American Nation.
Created: Novemver 4, 1861
Littleton 1861 – present
County Courthouse – Littleton
Location: 2067 West Littleton Blvd / South Court Place
Built: 1907 – 1908
Style: Mission Revival
Architect: John James Huddart of Denver
Contractor: A B McDonald
Description: The building faces west and is a two buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building at the top of a low hill with landscaped grounds. The west front has a central entrance on the first story with a small balcony above. On the roof is a large dormer. Overhanging eves had stone brackets at each corner. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with black colored dome.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $51,845.
See: The architect, John J Huddart of Denver, Colorado, designed courthouses in Colorado in Cheyenne County, Custer County, Elbert County, Logan County, Saguache County, Summit County and Washington County and in Nebraska in Deuel County and Garden County.
County Justice Center - Centennial
Location: 2325 South Potomac Street / East Fremont Avenue
Built: 1996 – 1998
Contractor: A D Miller Services, Inc
Description: The building faces northeast and is a six story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in Centennial to the east of Littleton. The northeast front has a high glass panel wall with entrance at the center of the first story. The roof line is flat. The project manager was Crestone Management, Inc.
County Administration - Littleton
Location: 5334 South Prince Avenue / West Crestine Avenue
Built: 1975 – 1977
Description: The build faces west and is a three story glass and concrete structure.
Photos taken 2011