Ouray County

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Ouray

Ouray County is named for Chief Ouray who was a Ute Indian chief.           

 

Created:  January 18, 1877

County Seat:

Ouray  1877 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ouray

 

Location:  541 South 4th Street / 6th Avenue

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Queen Anne and Romanesque

Architect:  Frank E. Edbrooke

Contractor:  Frank Carney

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The west front has a small porch at the first story entrance. The center section projects slightly and rises to a three story tower with arched open windows on the third story and bell shaped roof at the top. The roof is hipped. An addition was added in 1976. The addition has a stone base. The architect was Charles Conniffe Architect and the contractor was White Construction Group.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Montrose County

East    – Gunnison County and Hinsdale County

South – San Juan County

West  – San Miguel County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011