Old Washington County Courthouse (Utah)

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Old Washington County Courthouse
Old Washington County Courthouse in color.jpg
Old Washington County Courthouse (Utah) is located in Utah
Old Washington County Courthouse (Utah)
Old Washington County Courthouse (Utah) is located in the US
Old Washington County Courthouse (Utah)
Location 85 E. 100 North, St. George, Utah
Coordinates 37°6′39″N 113°34′50″W / 37.11083°N 113.58056°W / 37.11083; -113.58056Coordinates: 37°6′39″N 113°34′50″W / 37.11083°N 113.58056°W / 37.11083; -113.58056
Area 0 acres (0 ha)
Built 1876 (1876)
NRHP reference # 70000634[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1970

The Old Washington County Courthouse was the courthouse for Washington County, Utah from its completion in 1876 to 1960. Located in St. George, Utah, the courthouse is a two-story red brick structure with unusually thick walls. The 36.33-foot (11.07 m) by 40.33-foot (12.29 m) structure rests on a high basalt rock foundation that comprises the ground floor, and is capped by a pyramidal hipped roof with a prominent wood cupola.[2][3]

The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 22, 1970.[1] The building is used for Chamber of Commerce offices and storage. The third-floor courtroom is used for lectures. The building may have been designed by William H. Folsom, who designed the similar but larger Salt Lake City Council Hall.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Smith, Melvin T. (July 1, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Old Washington County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Old County Courthouse". Washington County Historical Society.
  4. ^ Havnes, Mark (February 10, 2012). "St. George plans to restore historic courthouse". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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