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Monroe County

Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

 

Surriunding County Courthouses: 

– Collier County

E – Miami-Dade County

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Gulf of Mexico 

 

Created:  July 3, 1823                            Map of Florida highlighting Monroe County

County Seat:

St. Augustine ( St. Johns ) 1823 – 1828

Key West                           1828 – present

 

County Courthouse – Key West

 

Location:  502 Whitehead Street / Fleming Street

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John R Scott

Contractor:  William Kerr

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Key West. The building has a portico on the east front with four columns on the first story and four columns on the second story supporting a pediment at the roof line. Behind the pediment is a square brick clock tower rising 100 feet, with white colored square cupola with green colored roof. There is a small portico on the south side. In the interior is wood trim and stairs. The walls are red colored brick. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit and County Court. 

 

County Court Complex – Key West

 

 

Location:  220 Whitehead Street / Fleming Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Edward M Ghezzi & Associates

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east and is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit and County Court.

 

County Justice Building – Key West

 

 

Location:  NW – Whitehead Street / Southard Street

Built:  1986 – 1987

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ubknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east.

 

See:  The county is located in the Third Judicial District of the Court of Appeal – Third Judicial District located in Miami..

 

 

County Courthouse – Key West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Court Complex – Key West

 

 

Photos taken 2009