Weld County

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Weld

Weld County is named for Lewis Ledyard Weld, the first secretary of the Territory of Colorado.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Greeley  1877 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greeley

 

Location:  901 9th Avenue / 9th Street

Built:  1915 – 1917

Style:  Classicial Revival

Architect:  William N Bowman

Contractor:  Seerie and Varnum

 

Description: The building faces east and is a four story gray colored stone structure. The building is constructed of Indiana limestone and terra cotta. On the east front are eight large stone columns with recessed windows on the second to fourth stories. On the roof is a stone balustrade and a clock. On the first story are arched entrances and windows. On the south side are the modern brick county buildings. The building was rstored in 1964 to 1965.

 

Note:  A previous courthouse was designed and constructed by Andrew Lumney 1n 1861. A subsequent courthouse was constructed in 1883. The building was demolished.

 

See:  The architect, William N Bowman of Denver, Colorado, designed courthouses in Colorado in Jackson County, Moffat County and Montrose County and in Nebraska in Scotts Bluff County.

 

County Courthouse Complex – Greeley

 

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Location: 901 9th Avenue / 9th Street

Built:  1974 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CNC/NHPQ Inc.

Contractor:  Hensel Pheleps Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and are three story red colored brick and concrete structures. The main building faces north. The west building is the same design. The buildings surround a courtyard with the courthouse in the northeast section. The roof lines are flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Laramie County, Wyoming and Kimball County, Nebraska

E  – Logan County and Morgan County

S – Adams County and Broomfield County

W – Boulder County and Larimer County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2011