City Office Building Addition – Brighton CO

Description

Originally the Adams County Courthouse.

“The 1906 Adams County Courthouse is an excellent
local example of the Classical Revival style. The courthouse
exhibits such key elements as a prominent pedimented
portico with Tuscan columns, pilasters, and keystones in the
window lintels along with a wide frieze and prominent
cornice. The building is a direct result of the creation of
Adams County in 1902 and the election of Brighton as the
county seat. By 1939, Adams County had outgrown the
existing building and the county received money for an
expansion project through the Public Works Administration,
one of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs.
Denver architects Richard O. Parry and Lester L. Jones
designed an addition that nearly doubled the size of the
building and used the same local materials found on the
original portion–green glazed brick on the foundation and red
pressed brick for the walls. Windows were also copied from
the original building. The building housed the county’s
governing board and administrative offices, the courts and
judicial offices, the sheriff’s office and jail, and public meeting
rooms. Much of the county’s early legal precedents were set
here. In the mid-1970s, the county moved to a new building
and Brighton purchased the facility for city offices.”   (www.historycolorado.org)

Source notes

www.historycolorado.org/sites/default/files/files/OAHP/.../1622.pdf

http://www.historycolorado.org/oahp/adams-county

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Location Info


22 S. 4th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601

Coordinates: 39.986388, -104.81743799999998

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