Westmoreland County

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Westmoreland County is named for Westmoreland County in the United Kingdom.

 

Created:  July 5, 1653

County Seat: 

Montross  1653 – present

 

County Courthouse – Montross 

 

Location:  NW – Kings Highway / Polk Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Bartholomew Smith Fireproof Construction Company

Contractor:  Bartholomew Smith Fireproof Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The east front has a large portico with four tall white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The recessed door is framed with white colored wood. There is a small balcony on the second story. The building forms a “T” shape with north and south wings. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1930.

 

County Judicial Center – Montross 

 

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Location:  115 Polk Street / Ames Lane

Built:  2013 – 2014

Style:  Modern

Architect:  dBF Associates of Charlottesville

Contractor:  W M Schlosser Company Inc. of Chesapeake

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The northeast front has a projecting center section with portico rising to a pediment at the roof line. There are large square towers at either end of the front of the building. There is a square cupola with clock above the portico. The roof is hipped. The building is presently under construction to the northwest of the Administration Building.

 

County Administration – Montross 

 

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Location:  111 Polk Street / Ames Lane

Built:  1974 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  C W Ruff, Jr. and J Carl Morris and Associates Inc.

Contractor:  Milton L Hammond, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The northeast front has a long canopy supported with brick pillars. The central entrance is recessed. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the George D English, Sr. Memorial Building, The District Court is housed in the building.  

 

Courthouses: 

N – Charles County, Maryland and Saint Mary’s County, Maryland

E – Northumberland County

S – Richmond County and Essex County

W – King George County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013