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Pueblo County

Pueblo County is named for the historic town of Pueblo and the Spanish word “pueblo” means “village” or “people”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – El Paso County

E – Crowley County and Otero County

S – Las Animas County and Huerfano County

W – Custer County and Fremont County

 

Created:  November 1, 1861                  Map of Colorado highlighting Pueblo County

County Seat:

Pueblo  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pueblo

 

Location:  215 West 10th Street / North Main Street

Built:  1908 – 1912

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Albert R Ross and George W Roe & Associates of New York, New York

Contractor:  Frank Taylor

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pueblo. The building is faced with Turkey Greek white colored sandstone over brick walls. Each of the protruding facades at the ends and center of the north and south facades are distinguished by four fluted and detached Corinthian columns, which support a decorated pediment. The pediment over the main entry surrounds an elaborate tympanium. The facades which are set back are distinguished by smooth, engaged Corinthian Columns, five to a section. In the interior, other stone used consists of Colorado pink onyx for the lesser staircases and detail work, Vermont Earth-antique and Colorado Yule Marble for floors, counters, main staircases, balustrades, and pillars. Bronze tables and bulletin boards, door hardware, and fixtures were used throughout. Gold leafing was liberally applied to capitals, stencil work, murals, and other decorative art on walls and ceilings. The floorplan is a cross between the H and the cruciform floorplan styles. The east and west main sections off the rotunda balcony used to comprise two of the courtrooms, and the third was located in the north wing of the building. Each of the courtrooms was two stories high and elaborately decorated with paintings, murals, and stencil work. The courtrooms have been converted into offices. The building was renovated in 1976. The architect was R Keith Hook & Associates Inc. and the contractor was H E Whitlock Inc.    

 

See:  National Regiser of Historic Places – Pueblo County Courthouse

 

County Judicial Building – Pueblo

 

 

Location:  501 Elizabeth Street / West 4th Street

Built:  2012 – 2015

Style:  Modern

Architect:  DLR Group of Denver

Contractor:  H W Houston Construction Company of Pueblo.

 

Description: The building faces east and is a five story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the west side of the center of Pueblo. The building contains 16 courtrooms for the County District Court and County Court.. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 10th Judicial District. The building is named as the Denis Maes Judicial Building. 

 

Former County Justice Center – Pueblo

 

 

Location:  320 West 10th Street / North Grand Avenue

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Berry and Moore

Contractor:  Lembke Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story concrete structure. The north front has a central entrance on the first story with concrete canopy. The roof over hands with white vertical cement pillars. In 2015, the building became the County Citizen Support Services Building.

 

Note:  In 1861, Pueblo County was one of the 17 original counties.

 

 

County Courthouse – Pueblo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former County Judicial Building – Pueblo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Judicial Building – Pueblo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011 and 2022