Chaffee County

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Chaffee

Chaffee County is named for Jerome Bunty Chaffee, who was one of the first United States Senators from Colorado from 1876 to 1879.

 

Created:  February 10, 1879

County Seat:

Buena Vista  1879 – 1928

Salida            1928 – present

 

County Courthouse – Salida

 

Location:  142 Crestone Street / L Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  De Mordaunt

Contractor:  Raylines Post 64 American Legion.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The center section projects from the main building and rises three stories. The entrance is faced with stone. The north and south wings are two story and lower in height. The windows are vertical with panels between. A two story addition was constructed on the north side in 1968 which houses the county offices. The architect was Edward A DeVilbiss and Charles E Gathers.

 

 County Justice Center  - Salida

  

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Location:  142 Crestone Street / L Street

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Petersilie-Keys-Architects

Contractor:  Geller Construction Services

 

Description: The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The entrance sections project from the main building and rise to peaked roofs. The main building is recessed with landscaped grounds at the front.

 

Old County Courthouse  – Buena Vista

 

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Location:  501 East Main Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  George E King

Contractor:  Diedrich Fischer

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1883. The south front has a projecting center section with arched entrance on the first story and rising to a small pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a narrow cupola with steep silver colored roof. The roof is hipped. On the north side is the old red colored brick jail

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake County

E – Park County and Fremomt County

S – Sagauche County

W – Gunnison County and Pitkin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011