Walla Walla County

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Walla Walla County is named for the Walla Walla Native American Tribe who resided in the area.

 

Created:  April 25, 1854

County Seat: 

Walla Walla  1854 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Walla Walla 

 

Location:  315 West Main Street / South 5th Avenue

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry Osterman & Subert

Contractor:  J B Sweatt

 

Description:  The building  faces northwest and is a two story gray Indiana limestone  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Walla Walla. The northwest front has a large portico with two columns rising to the top of the second story and with a large header above which rises above the roof line. A balustrade runs along the roof line. On the south side is the red colored brick County Jail built in 1906. In 1982, a new jail was constructed behind the courthouse. On the north side is the Hall of Records built in 1891.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1881 and was demolished when the present courthouse was constructed.

 

County Building –  Walla Walla 

 

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Location:  314 West Main Street / North 5th Avenue

Built:  2007 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Buffalo Design

Contractor:  Opp & Seiboldt General Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building  faces northeast and is a two story stone, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Walla Walla on the west side of the courthouse.

 

County District Courthouse –  Walla Walla 

 

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Location:  317 West Rose Street / North 5th Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern Commercial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the courthouse in the center of Walla Walla.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County 

E – Columbia County

S – Umatilla County, Oregon

W – Benton County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1881 Courthouse

 

 

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County Jail

 

 

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County Building

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016