Douglas County

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Douglas County is named for Stephen Arnold Douglas, who was a United States Senator from Illinois from 1847 to 1861.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Castle Rock  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Castle Rock

 

Location:  301 Wilcox Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1979 – 1981

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hoover/Berg/Desmond Architects

Contractor:  Fischer-White Contractors, Inc.

 

Description: The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a projecting central section rising three stories with a recessed entrance on the first story. The north and south wings also project. The roof line is flat. The building was expanded in 1998 to 1999 to include a stone bell tower and red brick façade. The architect was Anderson Mason Dale and the contractor was Taylor Bell, LLC.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by WR Parsons & Son and constructed by J M Anderson. in 1889 The building was destroyed by fire on March 11, 1978

 

County Justice Center - Castle Rock

 

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Location:  4000 Justice Way / Castleton Court

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  HOK ( Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum )

Contractor:  PCL Construction Service and Swinerton Builders Incorporated

 

 Description: The building faces northwest and is a three story bluff-orange colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The northwest front has a central glass tower rising to a curved roof. A long canopy extends from the building. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the “Robert A Christenson Justice Center”. The building was expanded in 2003 to 2006. The architect was HOK ( Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum )and the contractor was Swinerton Builders Incorporated. A further expansion was started in 2012. The architect was Klipp Architecture and the contractor was Swinerton Builders Incorporated.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Arapahoe County

E – Elbert County

S – El Paso County  and Teller County

W – Jefferson County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2016