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Orleans County

Orleans County is named for the French Royal House of Orleans.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lake Ontario and Ontario, Canada

E – Monroe County 

S – Genesee County

W – Niagara County

 

Created:  November 11, 1824                Map of New York highlighting Orleans County

County Seat:

Albion  1824 – present

 

County Courthouse – Albion  

 

Location:  3 South Main Street / East State Street

Built:  1857 – 1858

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  William V N Barlow

Contractor:  William V N Barlow

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story colored red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Albion. The north front has a large portico supported by four large white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Horizontal pillars run along the building with recessed windows. On the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with silver colored roof and small cupola at the top. The building was renovated in 1928. The architect was J Mills Pratt. The building was restored from 2001 to 2003 and the architect was Crawford & Stearns of Syracuse and the contractor was Clark Patterson Associates.

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District is located at 92 Franklin Street in Buffalo and includes Alleghany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua CountyErie County, Genesee CountyNiagara County and Wyoming County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1824 and Albion was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1827 at a cost of $6,000. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1857 to 1858 at a cost of $20,000.

 

County Clerk’s Office – Albion  

 

 

Location:  3 South Main Street / East State Street

Built:  1887 – 1888

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Isaac G Perry

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story colored red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Albion. The west front has two arched entrances on the first story. On the southwest corner is a projecting tower which rises to a white colored cupola with steep roof. The building has a dormer on the hipped roof.

 

 

County Courthouse – Albion  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2010