St. Lucie County is named for Saint Lucie of Syracuse which was the name of a Spanish Fort built near Cape Canaveral in 1565.
Created: May 24, 1905
Susanna 1844 – 1879
Titusville ( Brevard ) 1879 – 1905
Fort Pierce 1905 – present
County Courthouse – Fort Pierce
Location: 218 South 2nd Street / Atlantic Avenue
Built: 1960 – 1961
Architect: James Samble – Roger, Lovelock & Fritz
Contractor: Bluttes Construction Corporation
Description: The building faces west and is a three story concrete, glass and polished stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds with the original courthouse on the east, new courthouse on the south and the Clerk’s Office on the northeast. The original part of the building is rectangular, facing west with a central entrance. On the south and attached to the original building is the modern addition which faces north. The north front of the addition has a large square portico supported by high pillars. Along the front are narrow vertical windows divided by vertical pillars. On the east side is a large glass wall. The roof line is flat. The addition was constructed in 1990 to 1991. The architect was Stebbing & Scott and the contractor was M J Anderson Inc.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by H I Kopp and constructed by Mutual Construction Company in 1909. The building was demolished.
County Clerk’s Office – Fort Pierce
Location: 221 South Indian River Drive / Atlantic Avenue
Built: 2005 – 2007
Architect: Edlund Dritenbas Binkley
Contractor: Davis Brook Enterprises, Inc.
Description: The building faces north and is a five story brick, concrete and glass structure. The lower part of the building has brown colored brick and the upper part is yellow colored brick. The northeast corner has an octagonal tower with recessed entrance. Along the sides are tiers of white colored balconies. The building is connected on the south side to the courthouse.
County Administration – Fort Pierce
Built: 1960 – 1961
Description: The building faces west
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Photos taken 2009 and 2018