Litchfield County

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Litchfield County is named for the City of Litchfield in Great Britain.

 

Created:  October 14, 1751 

County Seat: 

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

 

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Location:  50 Field Street / Clark Street

Built:  2014 – 2017

Style:  Modern

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

 

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Location:  80 Doyle Road / Bantam Road

Built:  Unknown

Style:  School

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Hampden County, Massachusetts

E – Hartford County

S – New Haven County and Fairfield County

W – Dutchess County, New York

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017