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Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County is named for Wills Hill, who was the 1st Marquess of Downshire and known as the Earl of Hillsborough and who served as the first Secretary of State for the Colonies.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Merrimack County

E – Rockingham County

S – Essex County, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and Worcester County, Massachusetts

W – Cheshire County and Sullivan County

 

Created:  1769                                                                            Map of New Hampshire highlighting Hillsborough County

County Seat: 

Amherst       1770 – 1864

Manchester  1864 – present

Nashua        1864 – present

 

County Courthouse – Manchester

 

Location:  300 Chestnut Street / Central Street

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Soule Associates Architects of Manchester

Contractor:  Davison Construction Company, Inc. of Manchester

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The build ing is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the city center. The east front has an projecting roof with glass walls along the center section. The windows are vertical with panels between. The roof line is flat. The building was enlarged and remodeled in 2010 to 2011. The architect was Lavalle Bresinger of Manchester and the contractor was TLT Construction Company of Wakefield, Massachusetts.

 

Old County Courthouse – Manchester

 

 

Location:  1904 – 1905

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William M Butterfield

Contractor:  J H Mendell.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located in the city center. The center section projects slightly from the main building and has a stone framed entrance on the first story. The second story has arched windows with a wide pediment at the roof line.  The roof line is flat. In 1971 the City of Manchester renovated the building as the City Hall Annex and its now known as the City Hall West Wing.

 

County Courthouse – Nashua

 

 

Location:  30 Spring Street / Pearl Street

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lavalle / Bresinger Professional Association

Contractor:  Eckman Construction

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center and is “L” shaped with the north wing extending west and the east wing set back with the first story entrance at the north end. The first story has glass panels. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Nashua

 

 

Location:  19 Temple Street / Spring Street

Built:  1901 – 1903

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Dana and Woodbury

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center. The north front has a projecting center section with framed entrance on the first story with large window on the second floor and pediment containing an eagle above. The first story windows are framed with curved lintel. The foundation is course stone. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line. On the south side is an addition constructed in 1946.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Hillsborough County Courthouse – Nashua

 

Old District Courthouse – Nashua

 

 

Location:  3

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces wes

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Amherst  / Merrimack

 

 

County Courthouse – Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Nashua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Nashua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old District Courthouse – Nashua

 

 

Photos taken 2014