Mason County

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Mason County is named for C H Mason, who was the first Secretary of the Washington Territory.

 

Created:  March 13, 1854

County Seat: 

Oakland ( Mt. Olive )  1854 – 1888

Shelton                       1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Shelton

 

Location:  411 North 4th Street / West Pine Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Joseph Henry Wohleb of Olympia

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark gray stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds and has a small protruding entrance with iron balcony above. On the second story are arched windows in the center section. The roof line is flat. Alterations were made in 2013. The architect was Foster and Williams.

 

See:  The architect Joseph Henry Wohleb also designed the old courthouse in Thurston County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County and Kitsap County 

E – Pierce County

S – Thurston County and Grays Harbor County

W – Grays Harbor County and Jefferson County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2016