Mineral County is named for the plentiful mineral deposits found in the area.
Created: March 27, 1893
Creede 1893 – present
County Courthouse – Creede
Location: 1201 North Main Street / North 1st Street
Built: 1949 – 1950
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Alfred Watts Grant
Contractor: Charles C Johnson and others
Description: The building faces south and is a one story structure. The south front has a recessed central entrance. There is a projecting cornice below the flat roof line. The building was remodeled in 1987. The architect was Akira Kawanabe.
Note: The Commissioner Minutes show that Charles C Johnson was the foreman and carpenters were Bill Boden, Charles A Kipp and Gilbert Wetherhill. Other suppliers were Tomkin Hardware Company (building supplies), Del Norte Lumber Company, Steve Delmare (heating), Mine & Smelter Supply Compang (lighting) and Hugh N Woods Merchants Company (sheetrock).
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1895 and was destroyed by fire in 1947.
S – Archuleta County
W – Hinsdale County
Photos taken 2011