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Hillsborough County – Amherst

County Courthouse – Amherst

 

Location:  2 Main Street  / Courthouse Road

Built:  1824 – 1825

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  David Means

Contractor:  David Means

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a slightly projecting center section with arched entrance on the first story. There is a large arched window on the second story with wide pediment above at the roof line. There are north and south wings. The roof is hipped. The building now serves as the Town Hall.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1788. The second courthouse was built in 1804. The third courthouse was built in 1824 to 1825.

 

Old County Courthouse – Amherst

 

 

Location:  5Foundary Street / Boston Post Road

Built:  1804 – 1805

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored wood structure. The south front has a central entrance on the first story. The windows have green colored shutters. The roof is hipped. The building is now a private residence and was the second courthouse built in the county.

 

See:  The Hillsborough County Court House courthouse is located in Manchester and Nashua.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014