Larimer County

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Larimer

Larimer County is named for William Larimer, a pioneer in the area.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Laporte 1861 – 1870

Fort Collins 1870 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fort Collins

 

Location:  200 West Oak Street / North Madison Street

Built:  2001 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd

Contractor:  Hensel Phelps Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces south and is a five story red colored brick structure. On the south front is an octagonal red brick tower with long windows. A square red brick arch frames the entrance. Along the first story are large arches. The building is named as the Larimer County Courthouse Offices and is located on the site of the courthouse designed by Linden, Hogsden & Wright and constructed in 1955 - 1957. The Spencer Wing was designed by William B Robb and constructed by Pinkard Construction Company in 1970 and forms part of the present building.

 

Note:  A courthouse was designed by William Quayle and constructed by Barney Des Jardines in 1887 and the cornerstone is located by the Justice Center.

 

County Justice Center - Fort Collins

 

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Location:  201 Laporte Avenue / College Avenue

Built:  1998 – 2000

Style: Modern

Architect:  Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd.

Contractor:  Hensel Phelps Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a five story orange-red colored brick structure. The main entrance is on the southwest. The building  rises from a two story building on the north and east sides to projecting five story towers in the centre with slopped green roofs.

 

County Courthouse – Loveland

 

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Location:  810 East 10th Street / Monroe Avenue

Built:  2000 – 2003

Style: Modern

Architect:  Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd

Contractor:  Hensel Phelps Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and  is a two story red colored brick structure. The main entrance is at the northeast corner with a square section on the west and a semi-cicular section on the east. There is a one story section on the northwest. The roof line is flat. The building is located in Loveland to the south of Fort Collins.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Albany County, Wyoming and Laramie County, Wyoming

E – Weld County

S – Boulder County

W – Grand County and Jackson County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2011