Park County

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Park County is named for named for South Park which encompuses most of the county.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Fairplay  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fairplay

 

Location:  300 4th Street / Castellio Avenue

Built:  1985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Michael H Collins of Colorado Springs

Contractor:  Park County

 

Description: The building faces southeast and is a one story dark red colored brick structure. The southeast front has a projecting center entrance with large semi-circular window above and below the sloped roof. There are projecting east and west sections with flat roofs.

 

Note:  No general contractor was hired and construction was supervised by the County Manager, Dave Blackstock. Tri-County Forming was awarded the concrete bid, Don Smallwood Electric was awarded the electric bid, Jim Marvin was awarded the masonry bid, Bailey Plumbing was awarded the plumbing bid and South Park Constructions was awarded the framing bid.

 

Old County Courthouse – Fairplay

 

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Location:  418 Main Street / 5th Street

Built:  1874 – 1875

Style:   Italianate

Architect:  George W Nyce

Contractor:  Robert Frazier and Lewis W Lewis

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story rough red-white colored stone Italianate style structure. The building is surrounded by landscaped grounds. The west front projects from the main building with entrance on the south side. The roof is hipped. The building is now the Park County Library.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Summit County and Clear Creek County

E – Jefferson County and Teller County

S – Fremont County 

W – Chaffeee County and Lake County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011