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Kings County

Kings County is named for King Charles II of England.  


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – New York County and Queens County

E – Queens County and Bronx County

S – Atlantic Ocean 

W – Richmond County and Hudson County, New Jersey


Created:  November 1, 1683                              Location within the state of New York

County Seat:

Brooklyn                        1683 – 1898

New York ( Brooklyn )   1898 – present


County Courthouse – New York


Location:  360 Adams Street / Joralemon Street

Built:  1956 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces southeast an eleven story concrete and glass structure. The building is rectangular shaped and has a flat roof line.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in Gravesend in 1668. In 1686, the second courthouse was built in Flatbush. The third courthouse was built in 1758 at a cost of $2,240. The fourth courthouse was built in 1783, the fifth was built in 1827, the sixth was built in 1847, the seventh was built in 1849. The previous and eight courthouse was designed by King & Teckritz and built in 1865. The building was razed in 1960.


County Courthouse – New York



Location:  320 Jay Street / Johnson Street

Built:  2002 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Perkins Eastman

Contractor:  Turner Construction Company


Description:  The building faces east and is a 32 story concrete and glass structure.  The building houses the office of the Second Judicial District.


Criminal Courthouse – New York



Location:  120 Schermerhorn Street / Smith Street

Built:  1929 – 1932

Style:  Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Collins & Collins

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces north and is a ten story steel frame and limestone style structure. The building has a granite base. On the north side is a triple arched entrance with colonnade pf Corinthian columns above. The building is named as the Brooklyn Central Courts Building. 


Civil Courthouse – New York



Location:  141 Livingston Street / Smith Street

Built:  1957 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a sixteen story steel frame and glass structure. The building houses the Civil Court and the Housing Court and is the American Fore Building. 


See:  Located in the county is the Second Judicial Department.

















































Photos taken 2017