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Dutchess County

Dutchess County is named for Lady Anne Hyde, who was the Dutchess of York and wife of King James II of England.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Columbia County

E – Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Litchfield County, Connecticut and Fairfield County, Connecticut

S – Putnam County

W – Orange County and Ulster County 

 

Created:  November 1, 1683                  Map of New York highlighting Dutchess County

County Seat:

Poughkeepsie  1683 – present

 

County Courthouse – Poughkeepsie  

 

Location:  10 Market Street / Main Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William Beardsley

Contractor:  Campbell & Dempsey

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a five story brick and stone structure. The building is located in the center of Poughkeepsie. The first story is faced with gray colored stone. The upper stories are red colored brick. The east front has a large central arch with recessed entrance. There are vertical stone pilasters and the corners of the building have stone trim. There are central gabled dormers on the east and south sides of the roof.

 

See:  The architect, William J Beardsley of Poughkeepsie , designed courthouses in Chautaqua CountyFranklin County,,Greene County and Sullivan County

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Poughkeepsie in 1720 and burned in 1806. The second courthouse was built in 1809.

 

County Office Building – Poughkeepsie 

 

 

Location:  22 Market Street / Main Street

Built:  1963 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a six story concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Poughkeepsie on the south side of the courthouse. The east front has vertical concrete dividers between groups of horizontal windows. The first story entrance is located towards the south with canopy above. The roof line is flat.

 

 

County Courthouse – Poughkeepsie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Office Building – Poughkeepsie

 

 

Photos taken 2014