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Hartford County – Manchester

District Courthouse – Manchester


Location:  410 Center Street / West Center Street

Built:  1962 – 1963

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Olson & Miller of Hartford

Contractor:  The Second  Street Corporation


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has a central framed entrance. The windows are arched and a horizontal band runs below the flat roof line. Additions have been added on the north and south sides. The building houses the Superior Court.


Note:  The building was leased to the First National Stores, Inc. (FINAST) in 1964. In 1975, the building was leased to Marshall’s Department Stores. In 1978, the building was converted for use as a courthouse.


Probate Courthouse – Manchester


Location:  66 Center Street / Main Street

Built:  1895 – 1896

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  Hapgood & Hapgood

Contractor:  Charles R Treat


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds across from the Manchester Town Hall. The north front has a central arched white colored trim entrance. Above is a pediment. The windows have brick arch frames, The roof is hipped. The building houses the Probate Court. 


Note:  The building was originally the Hall of Records, Probate Court and Town Office. In 1926, the Town Hall was built and the Probate Court moved there and the building became the Manchester Police Department until 1954, The probate Court moved back in 1982


See:  The Hartford County courthouse is located in Hartford.


















Photos taken 2017