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Androscoggin County

Androscoggin County is named for the Androscoggin Native American tribe who resided in the region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County 

E – Kennebec County and Sagadahoc County

S – Cumberland County

W – Cumberland County and Oxford County

 

Created:  March 18, 1854                                                           Map of Maine highlighting Androscoggin County

County Seat: 

Auburn  1854 – present

 

County Courthouse – Auburn  

 

Location:  2 Turner / Court Street

Built:  1856 – 1857

Style:  Renaissance

Architect:  Gridley James Fox Byrant of Boston, Massachusetts

Contractor:  Albert Currier of Newburyport.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Auburn, The building has a portico on the first story with balcony above. The windows are narrow and arched. On the center of the roof is a white colored cupola with gold colored dome. The roof is hipped. The old courtroom is located on the second story. A seated figure of Justice overlooks the room from a mural painted by Harry Cochrane. An addition was added to the north side in 1922. The architect was Jarry S Coombs and the contractor was George W Lane and Company. Additions were made in 1970 and 1990.

 

See:  The architect, Gridley James Fox Byrant of Boston, Massachusetts also designed the courthouse in Aroostook County. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1854 and Auburn was designated as the county seat. The first court met in Jones Hall in Lewiston and in 1855, the court met in Auburn Hall in Auburn. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1856 to 1857 at a cost of $69,753.

 

 

County Courthouse – Auburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006 and 2014