Putnam County

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Putnam County is named for Israel Putnam, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  March 11. 1848

County Seat: 

Winfield  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Winfield

 

Location:  3389 Winfield Road / Main Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC

Contractor:  L C Tyree

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building sits on a hill overlooking the town to the north. The north front has a high octagonal northwest clock tower with steep roof. On the northeast is a lower octagonal tower with steep roof. The central entrance has a small porch with bell. On the second story is a double French door with fanlight above. The roof is hipped.. Extending east is a long two story addition. In 1953, the Record Room was added. In 1963, the first addition was constructed. The architect was R L Wilson – J D King of St. Albans and the contractor was Bowers & Chilton Inc. of South Charleston. In 1974, a further addition was constructed. The architect was Zando, Martin and Hillstead Inc. and the contractor was G & R Construction. Further work was completed in 1998. The architect was Silling Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Hayslett Construction Company, Inc.

 

Note:  The land for the first courthouse and subsequent courthouses was purchased from Charles and Elizabeth Brown on June 20, 1848.

 

See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.

 

County Judicial Building  – Winfield

 

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Location:  3389 Winfield Road / Main Street

Built:  1995 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Silling Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Hayslett Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story dark red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The north front has a projecting central tower with the entrance on the first story and a large glass window extending from the second story to the top of the third story. There are glass windows on the east and west sides of the tower whicj has a steep roof at the top. The building is tiered and has a flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mason County and Jackson County

E – Kanawha County

S – Lincoln County

W – Cabell County and Mason County

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012