Mesa County is named for the mesa formations which are widespread through the area.
Created: February 14, 1883
Grand Junction 1883 – present
County Courthouse – Grand Junction
Location: 544 Rood Avenue / North 6th Street
Built: 1922 – 1924
Style: Neo- Classical Revival
Architect: Eugene C Groves
Contractor: J Everett Young Construction Service of Denver
Description: The building faces south and is a two story dark buff colored brick and stone structure. The south front has a central entrance on the first story. On the second story are large arched windows with double columns between. Below the roof line is a projecting cornice. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed on the north side in 1964. The architect was Robert A Van Deusen.
County Justice Center – Grand Junction
Location: 125 North Spruce Street / Rood Avenue
Built: 1998 – 2000
Architect: Dillon-Hunt PC and Blythe Design Company
Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc.
Description: The building faces east and is a three story dark red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The east front has a central semicircular section rising two stories with entrances on the north and south and large glass panels. Along the east side are recessed windows on the first story with brick pillars. The roof line is flat.
N – Garfield County
S – Montrose County
Photos taken 2011