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Coos County

Coos County is named for Native American Coos Tribe, who lived in the region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Douglas County

E – Douglas County

S – Curry County

W – Pacific Ocean

 

Created:  December 22, 1853                Map of Oregon highlighting Coos County

County Seat: 

Empire City  1854 – 1895

Coquille        1895 – present

 

County Courthouse – Coquille

 

Location:  250 North Baxter Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1952 – 1953

Style:  Modern

Architect:  R D Kennedy

Contractor:  J L Hansen

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is “U” shaped with wings extending to the east. The west front has a central entrance on the first story with red colored canopy and three vertical windows on the second story and rising to a section above the roof line. The groups of windows are horizontal. The roof line is flat. On the south side is the jail.

 

History:  The county was created in 1853 and the first county seat was Empire City in 1854. The first courthouse was built in 1854. The county seat was moved to Coquille in 1895. The second courthouse was designed by Charles H Burggraf and constructed by Harmon Smook in Coquille 1898. An addition was added in 1916 as the Hall of Records. The contractor was W W Ledd. In 1951, the old courthouse was torn down and the Hall of Records was remodeled with the addition of two wings in 1951 and 1953 at the cost of $180,000 and $260,000 for each wing.

 

County Courthouse Annex – North Bend

 

 

Location:  1975 McPherson Street / Virginia Avenue

Built:  1922 – 1923

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Fred Magnusson

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored stucco and concrete structure. The building was constructed as the Keizer Brothers Hospital under the direction of Phil Keizer and Russell Keizer both Portland doctors. The west front has a recessed central entrance on the first story. The north and south sections project to the street line and rise to peaked roofs. A wing was added on the north side in 1924 to 1925.

 

 

County Courthouse – Coquille 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Annex – North Bend

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2015