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Eagle County

Eagle County is named for the Eagle River which flows through the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Routt County and Grand County

E – Summit County

S – Lake County and Pitkin County

W – Garfield County

 

Created:  February 11 1883                   Map of Colorado highlighting Eagle County

County Seat:

Eagle  1883 – present

 

County Courthouse – Eagle

 

Location:  500 Broadway / 5th Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Francis Pillsbury of Denver

Contractor:  Alfred C Larsen of Denver

 

Description: The building faces west and  is a two story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Circle in the center of Eagle. The west front has a concaved entrance on the first story with glass panel walls. The roof line is flat. The former County District Court courtroom was located on the third story. The building now houses the Human Resources Department. The building was renovated in 1997. The architect was Slater Paull & Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Hyder Construction Inc.

 

See:  The architect, C Francis Pillsbury of Denver also designed the courthouse in Kiowa CountyLa Plata CountyMontezuma County and Rio Blanco County.

 

County Justice Center – Eagle

 

 

Location:  885 Chambers Avenue / Eagle Park Drive

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Reilly Johnson Architecture

Contractor:  FCI Constructors, Inc.

 

Description: The building faces southdeast and is a one and two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northeast of the center of Eagle. At the northeast end is a high glass tower with overhanging roof. At the center of the southeast front is a two story protruding section. The roof has a hipped section along the center and flat along the rest of the building. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 5th Judicial District. The engineer was Cator, Ruma & Associates Company.

 

See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Clear Creek County, Lake County and Summit County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1883 and Red Cliff was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story wood frame structure built in 1884. In 1921 the county seat was moved to Eagle. The second courthouse was the Woodman Hall building on the northwest corner of Third and Broadway. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1931 to 1932 at a cost of $80,986. The County Justice Center was constructed in 1990 to 1991.

 

County Administration Building – Eagle

 

 

Location:  500 Broadway / 5th Street

Built:  1989 – 1990

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cab-Childers

Contractor:  Hyder Construction Inc.

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The roof is hipped. The building is located on the landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Circle in the center of Eagle on the west side of the courthouse. The roof is hipped and has dormers.

 

County Courthouse  – El Jebel

 


Location:  20 Eagle County Road / Valley Road

Built:  2001 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Reno-Smith-Architects LLC

Contractor:   Rud Construction Inc.

 

Description: The building  faces west and is a two story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of El Jebel. The roof is hipped. The building is named as the Eagle County Community Center. The building houses the County Court of the 5th Judicial District. 

 

 

County Courthouse – Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administration Building – Eagle

 

 

 

 

County Justice Center – Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse – El Jebel

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011