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Greene County

Greene County is named for Nathanel Greene, who was a general during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Schoharie County and Albany County

E – Columbia County

S – Ulster County

W – Delaware County

 

Created:  March 3, 1800                        Map of New York highlighting Greene County

County Seat:

Catskill  1801 – present

 

County Courthouse – Catskill  

 

Location:  320 Main Street / Bridge Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William J Beardsley of Poughkeepsie

Contractor:  Peter Keeler Building Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Catskill. The west front has a large portico with four high columns rising to a pediment with frieze at the roof line.  A balustrade runs along the top of the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large black colored dome. In the interior, the large County Supreme Court courtroom is located on the south side of the second story. The building houses the County Supreme Court and the County Court of the 3rd Judicial District. An addition was constructed on the south side in 2010. The architect was Environ Architect and the contractor was The Palombo Group.

 

See:  The architect, William J Beardsley of Poughkeepsie , designed courthouses in Chautaqua CountyDutchess County, Franklin County and,Sullivan County.

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial District 3 is located at Castleton-On-Hudson and includes Albany CountyColumbia CountyRensselaer CountySchoharie CountySullivan County and Ulster County.

 

Old County Courthouse – Catskill  

 

 

Location:  2 Franklin Street / Bridge Street

Built:  1819 – 1820

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story blue colored brick structure.  The building is located in the center of Catskill to the northeast of the courthouse. The west front has a one story porch supported by four white colored columns. On the second story is arched. The roof is hipped. The foundation is stone. The building served as the courthouse until 1909 and then served as the Masonic Temple and now houses a law firm.

  

History:  The county was created in 1800 and Catskill was selected as the county seat. The first court met in private homes. The first courthouse was a school building purchased in 1801 and burned in 1811. The second courthouse was built in 1812 and the building also burned. The third courthouse was a brick structure built in 1819 to 1820 and is still standing. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1908 to 1909.

 

 

County Courthouse – Catskill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Supreme Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Catskill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014 and 2017