Gilpin County

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Gilpin

Gilpin County is named for William Gilpin, who was the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Central City  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Central City

 

Location:  202 Eureka Street / Spruce Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Lamont & Ballard

Contractor:  Lamont & Ballard

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building sits on a rise above the street level. The south front has three large arches at the entrance with a balcony on the second story. Above the third story, the roof rises to a peak. On the east and west are square red brick towers with arched windows on the third story. The building was restored in 1999.

 

County Justice Center  – Blackhawk

 

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Location:  2960 Dolly Hill Road /  Gate Canyon Road

Built:  1994 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Caudill Gustafson & Associates

Contractor:  Newstrom-Davis Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story stone and concrete structure. The building is located in Blackhawk and sits on a rise. The north front has a large canopy with sloped roof. Above is another sloped roof with glass windows below. The east and west wings have sloped roofs. 

 

 Old County Courthouse  – Cental City

 

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Location:  117 Eureka Street / Pine Street

Built:  1861 – 1862

Style:  Federal

Architect:  William Z Cozens

Contractor:  William Z Cozens

 

Description: The building  faces south and is a two story wood frame structure. The building is known as Washington Hall. Wood framing was placed over the log frame. The courtroom was added in 1864. The building served from 1868 to 1900 as the courthouse.

  

 

Courthouses: 

N – Boulder County

E – Jefferson County

S – Clear Creek County

W – Grand County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011