Addison County

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Addison County is named for Joseph Addison, who was an English politician and a writer.


Created:  October 18, 1785

County Seat: 

Middlebury  1790 – present


County Courthouse – Middlebury  


Location:  7 Mahady Court / Court Street

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern Queen Anne

Architect:  J Graham Goldsmith of Burlington

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces west and is a two red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a long one story porch supported by seven columns. The center section of the building projects and rises to a peaked roof with circular window at the top.  The roof is hipped. The building is named as the Judge Frank Mahady Courthouse. The building is located east of the old courthouse.


Old County Courthouse – Middlebury  




Location:  5 Court Street /  Mahady Court

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Queen Anne

Architect:  Clinton Smith and William Allan of Middlebury

Contractor:  Clinton Smith of Middlebury


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The west front has a one story portico at the entrance and above is an arched window. The northwest corner has a three story red colored brick tower with steep roof. The southwest corner has a square tower rising to a hipped roof with square white colored cupola. The hipped roof has a dormer on the west side and gable ends along the sides of the building. The building is now owned by the Middlebury College.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1796. In 1882, the building was moved to Court Street and torn down in 1939.



N – Chittenden County

E – Washington County, Orange County and Windsor County

S – Windsor County and Rutland County

W – Washington County, New York and Essex County, New York


























Photos taken 2014