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Tolland County

Tolland County is named for the Hamlet of Tolland in Somerset County in England.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hampden County, Massachusetts and Worcester County, Massachusetts

E – Windham County

S – New London County

W – Hartford County

 

Created:  October 13, 1786                    Map of Connecticut highlighting Tolland County

County Seat: 

Tolland       1786 – 1889

Rockville    1889 – 1960

Counties discontinued 1960

 

Old County Courthouse – Rockville ( Vernon )

 

Location:  14 Park Place / Park Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Richmond & Seabury of Springfield, Massachusetts

Contractor:  Darling Brothers of Worcester, Massachusetts

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story red colored stone structure. The building is the Memorial Building and now serves as the City Hall. The south front has a large projected arched entrance. On the southeast corner is a round tower rising to an octagonal design with steep conical roof. On the west side, the building rises to a peaked roof. The roof is hipped. The building served as a courthouse from 1890 until 1950 and serves as the City Hall.

 

Criminal Court Building – Rockville ( Vernon )

 

 

Location:  14 Park Street / Park Place

Built:  1993 – 1995

Style:  Modern Classical Revival

Architect:  Richard Sharpe Associates

Contractor:  Nack Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete style structure. The west front has four columns at the center rising to a pediment at the roof line. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building was named as the Criminal Court Building. The façade of the George Sykes Memorial was retained as part of the new building. Besler Gibble Norden did the structural work.

 

Tolland County Court House – Rockville ( Vernon )

 

 

Location:  69 Brooklyn Street / Court Street

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red-brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The front has concrete sections above the windows and a large section above the central entrance. The roof line is flat.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Tolland ( old courthouse )

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Rockville ( Vernon )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014