Summit County is named for the mountain summits in the area.
Created: November 1, 1861
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
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
W – Eagle County
Photos taken 2011