St. Lucie County

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St. Lucie

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

County Seat:

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

Style:  Modern

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

 

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Location:  221 South Indian River Drive / Atlantic Avenue

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

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

 

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Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J

Contractor:  B

 

Description: The building faces west

 

Courthouses: 

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E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Martin County

W – Okeechobee County

 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018