Litchfield County is named for the City of Litchfield in Great Britain.
Created: October 14, 1751
Litchfield 1751 – present
County Courthouse – Litchfield
Location: 15 West Street / North Street
Built: 1887 – 1888
Style: Romanesque Revival / Colonial Revival
Architect: Robert Wakeman Hill
Contractor: John Mason and W Gaffney
Description: The building faces north and is a two story Roxbury granite block structure. The north front has a central projecting tower with arched entrance on the first story, two arched windows on the second story and clock and steep green colored roof at the top. The windows are vertical. The corners of the building have white colored stone trim. The roof is hipped, The building was remodeled in 1913 to 1914.
Note: During construction in 1888, the carpenter was Watson M Hurlburt. In 2017, the courts are being moved to the new courthouse in Torrington.
New County Courthouse – Torrington
Location: 50 Field Street / Clark Street
Built: 2014 – 2017
Architect: KBE Building Corporation of Farmington
Contractor: JKBE Building Corporation of Farmington
Description: The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. Along the first story are rectangular openings with recessed windows. Red colored brick pilasters divide the windows on the second and third stories. The roof line is flat.
Note: KBE Building Corporation of Farmington is comprised of DLR Group of Orlando, Florida, AM Design and BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield. The building will open in August 2017.
Courthouse – Bantam
Location: 80 Doyle Road / Bantam Road
Description: The building faces south and is a one story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and has glass wall along the south front and a large canopy extending east. On the east side is a rectangular shaped section. The roof line is flat. The building was formerly a school.
Note: The courthouse will close when the new courthouse at Torrington is opened in August 2017.
E – Hartford County
W – Dutchess County, New York
Photos taken 2017