Saint Johns County

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St. Johns

Saint Johns County is named for the Saint Johns River which flows through northeastern Florida.

 

Created:  July 21, 1821

County Seat:

Saint   Augustine  1821 – present

 

County Courthouse – Saint   Augustine 

 

Location:  4010 Lewis Speedway / Avenue A

Built:  1993 – 1994

Style:  Modern Moorish

Architect:  Spillis, Candela & Partners Inc.

Contractor:  Metric Constructors

 

Description: The building faces east and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The east entrance has a projecting portico with arches on the first story, square openings on the second story and an open balcony on the third story. The building forms a “L” shape with enclosed courtyard bounded with the Administration Building on the east. The building is named as the Richard O Watson Judicial Center.

 

Old County Courthouse – Saint   Augustine 

 

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Location:  SE – King Street / Cordova Street

Built:  1886 – 1888

Style:  Moorish

Architect:  Franklin Waldo Smith

Contractor:  Franklin Waldo Smith

 

Description: The building faces west and is a four story concrete and glass structure. Known as the “Casa Monica”, the building is constructed of poured concrete. There are three towers, two with battlements and the third with clay title hipped roofs. The building was originally constructed as a hotel and served as courthouse from 1932 to 1994.

 

County Administration – Saint  Augustine 

 

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Location:  4010 Lewis Speedway / Avenue A

Built:  1993 – 1994

Style:  Modern Moorish

Architect:  Spillis, Candela & Partners Inc.

Contractor:  Metric Constructors

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story concrete and glass structure. A balcony runs along the second story. The center entrance projects from the main building. The roof is hipped. One part of the building has a three story square tower which projects from the main building. The building forms a quadrangle with a center square and with the courthouse on the west side.

 

Courthouses: 

Duval County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Flagler County

W – Putnam County and Clay County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009