Summit County

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Summit County is named for the mountain summits in the area.


Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Breckenridge 1883 – present


County Courthouse – Breckenridge


Location:  208 East  Lincoln Avenue / North French Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John James Huddart of Denver

Contractor:  Ladd Sanger Contracting Company


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story with stone pediment above. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with white colored dome. The roof is hipped.


See:  The architect, John J Huddart of Denver, Colorado, designed courthouses in Colorado in Arapahoe County, Cheyenne County, Custer County, Elbert County, Logan County, Saguache County and Washington County and in Nebraska in Deuel County and Garden County.


County Justice Center – Breckenridge 




Location:  501 North Park Avenue / Airport Road

Built:  1985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Peter Witter, Architects

Contractor:  H W Houston


Description: The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick structure. The west front has a projecting center section with large arch with recessed entrance. The roof line is flat.



N – Grand County

E – Clear Creek County and Park County

S – Park County and Lake County

W – Eagle County 


























Photos taken 2011