Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jefferson County Courthouse, Port Townsend, Washington

My friend and colleague, Gerry Laarakker, who has offices in Lake Country and Vernon, B.C., sent me this photograph of the Jefferson County Courthouse, in Port Townsend, Washington. According to this pamphlet outlining the history of the courthouse:

Approved for construction in 1890 by the Jefferson County Commissioners, the Romanesque style courthouse, brainchild of Seattle architect W. A. Ritchie, was let out to contractors at an estimated cost of $150,000.00. Reportedly $117,600.00 was designated for the building and $17,287.00 for the jail in 1892, which was located in the South half of the basement. John Rigby, Bldg. Contractor, and C.P. Wakeman, Supt. of Construction, were the contractors.

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