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Warren County

Warren County is named for Joseph Warren, who was a doctor and soldier and who served as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government during the American Revolutionary War.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Chautauqua County, New York and Cattaraugus County, New York

E – McKean County

S – Forest County and Venango County

W – Crawford County and Erie County

 

Created:  March 12, 1800                       Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Warren County

County Seat:

Warren  1800 – present

 

County Courthouse – Warren 

 

Location:  204 4th Avenue / Market Street

Built:  1876 – 1877

Style:  Italian Renaissance

Architect:  Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York

Contractor:  J P Marston of Maine

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The south front has a projecting center section with two arches framed with stone. Above are two large arched windows with pediment at the roof line. Behind the pediment is a large clock tower with cupola and Lady Justice at the top.  The southwest and southeast corners have square towers with mansard roofs. On the east and west sides are central smaller pediments and mansard towers on the northwest and northeast corners. Additions were made in 1916, 1925 and 1978 to the north. In 1925 the central section was built. The architect was Edward A Phillips. On the west side of the building is the old Sheriff’s Residence.

 

See:  The architect, Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York, also designed courthouses in Minnesota in Hubbard County and in Pennsylvania in Cambria CountyHuntingdon County and Schuylkill County.

 

See:  The contractor, J P Marston of Maine also designed andconstructed the courthouse in  Elk County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Warren County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1800 and Warren was selected as the county seat in 1819. The first courts were held in Meadville in Crawford CountyThe first court met in the county in 1819 and the first courthouse was built in 1829. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1876 to 1877 at a cost of $100,000.

 

 

County Courthouse – Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Sheriff’s Residence – Warren

 

 

Photos taken 2011