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Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old County Courthouse, 1868

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Old County Courthouse, 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Old County Courthouse, 1868 Marker
Inscription.  Now known as the Georgetown Community Center, this is one of the few two-story wooden commercial buildings remaining from the 1860s in Georgetown. Initially, builders John Fillius and J.G. Mahany had their Ohio Grocery and Bakery on the first floor, and a large hall and meeting room occupied the second floor.

In 1874, the building became the “temporary” home of the county offices and court. Funds were finally secured for a new courthouse a century later, in 1975.

The building originally stood across the street on the site of today’s courthouse. The Georgetown Community Center, Ltd., raised funds to move the old structure to this location, thereby saving it from demolition. Today visitors are welcomed from the old county clerk’s cage, still in its original position in the front room.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 39° 42.381′ N, 105° 41.862′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is at the intersection
Old County Courthouse, 1868 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Old County Courthouse, 1868 Marker
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of Sixth Street and Argentine Street, on the right when traveling east on Sixth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 Sixth Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Fish Block, 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (within shouting distance of this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cushman Block I, 1872 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Landmark 4 image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
3. Landmark 4
Old County Courthouse, 1867 The Clear Creek County Courthouse for 108 years prior to relocation on this site in 1976 for use as a community center Designated 1978, Georgetown Society, Inc., Town of Georgetown, Colorado Historical Society
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
4. National Historic Landmark Marker
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
5. National Historic Landmark Marker
located at Sixth and Rose Streets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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