Island County

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Isalnd County is named for Whidbey Island which forms the county.

 

Created:  January 6, 1853

County Seat: 

Cloveland  ( Ebey’s Landing )  1853 – 1881

Coupeville                                 1881 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Coupeville

 

Location:  1 NE 7th Street / North Main Street

Built:  1947 – 1948

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  William Arild Johnson

Contractor:  T D MacNeil

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story cream colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Coupeville. The north front has four vertical concrete dividers with five bay having large windows on the second story and a central entrance on the first story. The east and west wings are lower. The roof line is flat. In 2003, the building was remodelled to become the Administration Building. The architect was Bryan G Young and the contractor was Hanson Brothers Construction, Inc.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed and built in 1890 in Coupeville by Howard B Lovejoy of Coupeville.

 

County Law and Justice Center – Coupeville

 

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Location:  101 NE 6th Street / NE Center Street

Built:  2000 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bryan G Young

Contractor:  Haskell Corporation

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story cream colored concrete and glass structure. The west front has a recessed central entrance with the second story extending over the entrance porch. The windows are sets of three vertical windows. There is a one story north wing. On the south side of the west front is a skywalk crossing Center Street to the Courthouse Annex located to the west. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the County Law and Justice Center.

 

County Annex Building – Coupeville

 

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Location:  1 NE 6th Street / NE Center Street

Built:  1972 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Donn Sibold

Contractor:  Parkhurst & Lange

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story cream colored concrete and glass structure. The east front has a small porch supported by two pillars at the central entrance. The roof line is flat. On the south part of the front is a skywalk crossing Center Street to the County Law and Justice Center located to the east. The building was remodeled in 2003. The architect was Bryan G Young and the contractor was Hanson Brothers Construction, Inc.

 

Old County Courthouse – Ebey’s Landing

 

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Location:  2251 Madrona Way / Kennedy Lagoon Court

Built:  1855

Style:  Wood Frame

Architect:  Thomas Cranney and Mr. Grennan

Contractor:  Thomas Cranney and Mr. Grennan

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story wood frame structure. The building is located on spacious grounds at Penn Cove to the north of Coupeville. The east front has a central entrance on the first story. The roof is hipped. On the west side is a one story addition with sloped roof. The building is now a private residence.

 

Note:  The building was the Grennan & Cranneny General Store and served as the first courthouse until 1881.

 

Old County Courthouse – Coupeville

 

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Location:  5 NW Front Street / Main Street

Built:  1864

Style:  Wood Frame

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story gray-blue coloured wood frame structure. The north front has a long porch with central entrance and the porch extends along the east side. On the hipped roof are two dormers. The building was originally built as a grist mill but was not used as a mill. From 1864 to 1865, the building served as the courthouse. The building is known as the John Robertson House and is now the Seaside Spa and Salon.

 

Courthouses: 

N – San Juan County and Skagit County

E – Skatgit County and Snohomish County

S – Kitsap County

W – Jefferson County and San Juan County

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Coupeville

 

 

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County Law and Justice Center – Coupeville

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Ebey’s Landing

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Coupeville

 

 

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Courthouse 1890 – 1947

Photos taken 2012 and 2016