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Middlesex County

Middlesex County is named for the County of Middlesex in England.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hillsborough County, New Hampshire                                   

E – Essex CountySuffolk County and Norfolk County

S – Norfolk County

W – Worcester County

 

Created:  May 10, 1643                          Map of Massachusetts highlighting Middlesex County

County Seat: 

Cambridge  1643 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cambridge  

 

Location:  53 Thorndike Street / Third Street

Built:  1812 – 1813

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Charles Bulfinch

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick style structure.  Addition in 1848. The architect was Ammi B Young. Addition in 1898. The architect was Wait & Cutler. Further addition in 1924.

 

County Probate Courthouse – Cambridge  

 

 

Location:  208 Cambridge Street / Third Street

Built:  1894 – 1896

Style:  Greek Revival / Neo-Classical

Architect:  Olin B Cutter

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and he building is a three story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a large central portico with four columns rising to a wide pediment. The center section of the building is recess with a projecting east and west section. The building was the Registry of Deeds and now serves as the Probate and Family Courthouse. 

 

County Juvenile Courthouse – Cambridge  

 

 

Location:  121 Third Street / Spring Street

Built:  1931 – 1933

Style:  Modern Greek Revival

Architect:  Charles Greco

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds, across from the old courthouse. The east front has a large portico with entrance on the first story and four columns on the second story with pediment above. On the roof is an octagonal open cupola. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Juvenile Court.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Ayer  /  Concord  /  Framingham  /  Lowell   /  Malden   /  Marlborough  /  Medford  /  Newton  /  Somerville /  Waltham  /  Woburn

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Cambridge 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2017