Lewis County is named for Meriwether Lewis, who was co-captain of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Created: December 19, 1845
Chehalis 1845 – present
County Courthouse – Chehalis
Location: 351 NW North Avenue / NW Chehalis Avenue
Built: 1926 – 1927
Architect: J DeForest Griffin
Contractor: H J Settregen, E E Settregen and O F Settregen of Settregen Brothers of Portland, Oregon
Description: The building faces south and is a three story dark red colored brick and stone structure. Stone trim decorates the corners and the base of the building. A stone band runs below the wide cornice below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated from 1995 to 2002. The architect was Norman A Pfaff and the contractor was Schwiesow Construction.
County Law and Justice Center – Chehalis
Location: 345 West Main Street / SW Chehalis Avenue
Built: 1976 – 1977
Architect: James Hubenthal
Contractor: Leo Gilnett of Longview
Description: The building faces north and is a four story red colored brick structure. The east section projects north to the street line. The roof iline is flat. The building is located across from the courthouse. An addition was constructed in 1995. In 2003, the building was renovated. The architect was Norman Ptaff.
E – Yakima County
W – Pacific County
Photos taken 2012