Indian River County is named for the Indian River which is a long, narrow saltwater lagoon between the mainland and the barrier islands.
Created: May 30, 1925
Vero Beach 1925 – present
County Courthouse – Vero Beach
Location: 2000 16th Avenue / 20th Street
Built: 1994 – 1997
Architect: Pierce, Goodwin, Alexander & Linville ( PGAL )
Contractor: James A Cummings, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale
Description: The building faces west and is a three story limestone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The west entrance has a square portico supported by four black colored columns supporting a black colored stone header. Above the portico is a rounded section with green colored dome. The first story extends from the west front of the building.
Note: The cost of construction was $13,200,000.
Old County Courthouse – Vero Beach
Location: 2145 14th Avenue / 22nd Street
Built: 1936 – 1937
Style: Masonry Vernacular and Modern
Architect: W H Garns & Sons
Contractor: James T Vocelle and William Hensick & Son
Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has a central entrance on the first story. The roof line is flat. The old courtroom is located on the second story. Additions were constructed on the south and north sides in 1961. The architect was David V Robinson and the contractor was E M Netto. The building is now a residence.
County Administration – Vero Beach
Location: 1801 27th Street / 27th Avenue
Built: 2006 – 2007
Architect: Donadio & Associates of Vero Beach and Song & Associates of Orlando
Contractor: Risk-Turner Construction Company
Description: The building faces north and is a two story stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the north of the city center. The north front has a projecting center section with three large arches, recessed doorway, balcony on the second story and large arched windows on the second story. The roof is hipped.
N – Brevard County
S – St. Lucie County
Old County Courthouse
Photos taken 2009 and 2018