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Richmond County

Richmond County is named for Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, who was the illegitimate son of King Charles II of England.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hudson County, New Jersey

E – Kings County

S – Monmouth County, New Jersey and Middlesex County, New Jersey

W – Middlesex County, New Jersey and Union County, New Jersey


Created:  February 23, 1683                              Location within the state of New York

County Seat:

Richmond Town               1683 – 1899

New York ( St. George )  1898 – present


County Courthouse – St. George


Location:  26 Central Avenue / Hyatt Street

Built:  2004 – 2015

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ennead Architects of New York City

Contractor:  Jacobs ( Project Manager ) and LERA ( structural )


Description:  The building faces north and is a five story precast, copper, glass, steel and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on a rise overlooking the downtown area. The building has four red colored towers and a white colored tower on the north side where a one story section extends from the main building. A large glass wall runs across the front. The roof line is flat and the building houses 14 courtrooms. The building is named as the Staten Island Courthouse and houses the office of the Thirteenth Judicial District.


Note:  The cost of construction was $230,000,000.


Old County Courthouse – St. George



Location:  18 Richmond Terrace / Schuyler Street

Built:  1913 – 1919

Style:  Roman Neo-Classical

Architect:  Carrere and Hastings

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The L-shaped building is built on a hill sloping upwards from the harbor.  The building is located on landscaped grounds.  The northeast front has a large portico with six Corinthian columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The entrance is recessed. On the southwest side, a wing extends southeast.  The roof is hipped.


Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1837 at Richmond Town.


Judicial Center – St.George



Location:  126 Stuyvesant Place / Hyatt Street

Built:  1958 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and is a ten story glass, steel and concrete structure. The building is named as the Mark A Costantino Judicial Center. 



County Courthouse – St. George























Photos taken 2017