Kitsap County

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Kitsap County is named for Chief Kitsap, who was the chief of the Suquamish Native American tribe.

 

Created:  January 16, 1857

County Seat: 

Port Madison   1857 – 1893

Port Orchard   1893 – present

 

County Courthouse – Port Orchard 

 

Location:  614 Division Street / Cline Avenue

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building  has a concrete framed entrance with vertical divider in the center and glass windows on either side. On the east side of the entrance is a stone section. The windows have green colored panels between the first and second stories. The original building was “U” shaped. The building was expanded in 1947 to 1948. The architect was Kenneth G Branch. Further additions were constructed in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974 and 1978.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Port Madison. In 1893, the county seat was moved to Sidney ( Port Orchard ) and the second courthouse was built. The building was torn down when the “U” shaped 1935 courthouse was constructed.

 

County Administration – Port Orchard 

 

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Location:  619 Division Street / Cline Avenue

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Miller Hull Partnership

Contractor:  Swinerton Builders

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story dark buff colored concrete and glass structure. 

 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County and Island County

E – Snohomish County and King County

S – Pierce County and Mason County

W – Jefferson County

 

 

 

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Second Courthouse – Port Orchard

 

 

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Third Courthouse 1935 before expansion – Port Orchard

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2016