Routt County is named for John Long Routt, who was the last territorial governor and the first state governor.
Created: January 29, 1887
Steamboat Springs 1887 – present
County Courthouse – Steamboat Springs
Location: 522 Lincoln Avenue / 6th Street
Built: 1922 – 1923
Style: Art Deco and Classical Revival
Architect: Robert K Fuller
Contractor: E Danielson & Sons of Denver
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The south front of the rectangular building has a projecting center section with central entrance flanked by columns rising to a header above the first story. The entrance forms an arch. White colored stone trim runs above the basement level and along the top of the second story windows. The building was renovated in 2007. The architect was Andrews & Anderson and the contractor was Holmquist-Lorenz Construction Company.
Note: The cornerstone was laid on September 9, 1922 and the building was completed in December 1923 at a cost of $122,000.
County Justice Center – Steamboat Springs
Location: 1955 Shield Drive / Elk River Road
Built: 2006 – 2007
Architect: HLM Design / Heery International
Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc. of Denver
Description: The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The north front has three large window areas with a horizontal window area below the flat roof line. The third story is a gray color. The main entrance is on the second story at the north part of the east side. On the south side, the building descends the slope and has an entrance on the first story.
North – Carbon County, Wyoming
South – Eagle County
Photos taken 2011