Putnam County Judicial Building
Housing the judicial functions for Putnam County, this facility has been recognized for its state-of-the-art electronic and physical security systems, which serve as a model for the Circuit Court System in West Virginia. The 52,000 square foot building is placed on axis with the circa 1900 courthouse. It takes its formal and material cues from the existing architecture. The entry tower recalls the four towers of the original courthouse building. Brick and stone detailing relate in a current language to the main facility.
The court functions were extracted from the main courthouse in response to the changing nature of the circuit court system that includes an ever increasing, complicated and volatile case load, outdated and inadequate physical and electronic security systems, and general disrepair of the original courthouse.
Putnam County Commission