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Benton County Courthouse Clock, Corvallis Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 44° 33.913 W 123° 15.700
10T E 479221 N 4934686
Quick Description: This beatuiful structure and clock was built in 1889, it is the oldest courthouse in Oregon that is still used for its original purpose.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2006 12:51:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMAAP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
Views: 49

Long Description:
The Benton County Courthouse


This clock is located at 120 NW Fourth Street in Corvallis, Oregon 97330.

The courthouse was designed by Delos D. Neer, a prominent Portland Architect. In a style he described as resembling “an Italian villa with a military influence.” Local stone and brick went into the structure, which cost less than $70,000 to build and furnish. On Nov. 4, 1889, Judge R. S. Bean presided over the first circuit court session under its roof.



Thanks to a dramatic remodeling in the late 1970s, the courthouse today looks much as it did in its early years. Many authentic furnishings and architectural details have been preserved or restored, making the courthouse a showcase of Benton County history and architecture. In 1968, the Benton County Courthouse was named an Oregon Historic Site, and in 1977 was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: 7/4/1888

Web link to additional info: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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