Costilla County

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Costilla

Costilla County is named for the Costilla River which is named for the Spanish word “Costilla” which means “little rib or furring timber”.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

San Luis  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – San Luis

 

Location:  304 Main Street / Gaspar Street

Built:  1883

Style:  Classical

Architect:  John Farrington, Samuel Tucker and others

Contractor:  John Farrington, Samuel Tucker and others

 

Description: The building faces west and is a one story stone and concrete structure. The west front has a recessed entrance in the center, On the center of the roof is a square wood cupola with green roof. The roof is sloped. The building was renovated in 2008. The architect was Gifford Spurch and Associates and Albert Moore & Associates and the contractor was Crocker Limited and Upscale Builders, Inc.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Huerfano County

E – Huerfano County and Las Animas County

S – Colfax County, New Mexico and Taos County, New Mexico

W – Conejos County and  Alamosa County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011