Montrose County

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Montrose

Montrose County is named for the town of Montrose, which was named from the novel A Legend of Montrose published by Walter Scott in 1819.

 

Created:  April 16, 1889

County Seat:

Montrose  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Montrose

 

Location:  387 South 1st Street / South Townsend Avenue

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Norman Bowman of Denver

Contractor:  White & Okey General Contractors of Montrose

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray colored limestone, brick and concrete structure. The north front has a slightly projecting center section with four columns rising to a header above the second story. The roof line is flat. On the west side is the old stone jail and on the south side is the modern Administration Building.

  

See:  The architect, William N Bowman of Denver, Colorado, designed courthouses in Colorado in Jackson County, Moffat County and Weld County and in Nebraska in Scotts Bluff County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was in an adobe building, purchased in 1885. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $163,993 and the final cost was $225,000.

 

County Justice Center - Montrose

 

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Location:  1200 North Grand Avenue / North Townsend Avenue

Built:  1996 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  C W Fentress J H Bradburn & Associates

Contractor:  H W Houston Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story stone, concrete and glass structure. The northwest corner has a circular open tower with recessed entrance. Behind the entrance, the building rises to a hipped roof. Along the first story is a covered walkway with are stone pillars. The third story is recessed The roof line is flat.

 

County Court House –  Nucla  

 

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Location:  300 Main Street / West 3rd Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style: Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east and is a one story dark red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located at Nucla which is southwest of Montrose.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Mesa County and Delta County

East    – Gunnison County

South – Gunnison CountyOuray County and San Miguel County

West  – San Juan County, Utah

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011