El Paso County

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El Paso

El Paso County is named for the Ute Pass which is “el paso” in Spanish meaning “the pass”.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Colorado Springs  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Colorado Springs

 

Location:  270 Tejon Street / East Vermijo Avenue

Built:  2002 – 2006

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Anderson Mason Dale

Contractor:  George Johnson Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces east and is a five story concrete and glass structure. The entrance is a glass two story structure in the centre of the south building and north building. The engineer was DLR Grant.

 

Old County Courthouse – Colorado Springs

 

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Location:  215 South Tejon Street / East Vermijo Avenue

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  A J Smith

Contractor:  Archie Gillis and Angus Gillis

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story stone structure. The building is now a museum.

 

County Administration – Colorado Springs

 

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Location:  28 East Vermijo Avenue / Tejon Street

Built:  1957 – 1960

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Earle A Deits

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces north and is a five story concrete and aluminum structure. The building was the courthouse until the new courthouse to the north was constructed in 2002 to 2006..

 

Courthouses: 

N – Douglas County and Elbert County

E – Elbert County and Lincoln County

S – Pueblo County

W – Fremont County and Teller County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011