Windham County

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Windham County is named for Windham ( now Wincham ) in Sussex County in England.

 

Created:  May 12, 1726

County Seat: 

Windham    1726 – 1819

Brooklyn     1819 – 1895

Putnam       1895 – 1960

Willimantic  1895 – 1960

Counties discontinued in 1960

 

Old County Courthouse – Willimantic

 

Location:  979 Main Street / High Street

Built:  1894 – 1896

Style:  Victorian

Architect:  Warren R Briggs of Bridgeport

Contractor:  Jeremiah O’Sullivan

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has a projecting center section with recessed porch on the first story with two columns. There is a wide balcony on the second story with large arched window and two columns. Above is a pediment. The foundation is course brown colored stone. On the center of the roof is a high green colored clock tower with octagonal cupola at the top. The roof is hipped. On the north side is a rectangular red colored brick structure with large auditorium. The building now serves as the Town Hall. The building was renovated in 1978. The architect was Robert H Gantner of Willimantic and the contractor was A J Pepin and Son, Inc. of Columbia.

 

County Courthouse – Willimantic

 

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Location:  108 Valley Street / North Street

Built:  1970 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Lawrence Associates

Contractor:  J S Nasin Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a central recessed entrance. The windows are vertical. The roof line is flat with an over hang.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Brooklyn ( old courthouse )  /  Danielson  /  Putnan

 

Courthouses: 

N – Worcester County, Massachusetts

E – Providence County, Rhode Island and Kent County, Rhode Island

S – New London County

W – Tolland County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014