Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County is thrilled to celebrate the 100th birthday of its historic courthouse, a cornerstone of the community since its dedication on December 7, 1923. The courthouse, a symbol of Montrose County's rich history and enduring spirit, has stood as a testament to the craftsmanship and resilience of generations of county residents.
"The Montrose County Courthouse is not just a building; it's a symbol of our community's pride and determination," stated Commissioner Roger Rash. "As we mark this centennial milestone, we are committed to preserving this landmark and ensuring that it continues to serve the people of Montrose County for another 100 years."
To commemorate this significant occasion, Montrose County will be providing a special gift during the City of Montrose's tree lighting event on November 24th at 5:30pm at the historic courthouse (320 South 1st Street). County staff will be on hand to distribute blue Santa hats, symbolizing the courthouse's historic year. In keeping with Montrose County's deep agricultural roots, the county has partnered with Y Bar Hitch to offer festive horse-drawn wagon rides around the block and to Santa's cabin. These rides will provide a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and charm of the courthouse and the surrounding area.
"The Montrose County Courthouse is an embodiment of our county's agricultural heritage," remarked Commissioner Keith Caddy. "We are proud to honor the craftsmanship of our forefathers, who used local materials to create a building that has been the county seat for 100 years. Featuring a memorial to service members of World War I, this building is an important part of our community. With the upcoming renovation project, we are committed to preserving their legacy and ensuring that the courthouse continues to serve our community for generations to come."
The official centennial date of the courthouse is December 7, 2023, marking a century of service to the people of Montrose County. Montrose County invites the community to join in the festivities and celebrate this significant milestone in the county's history. Together, we can honor the past, embrace the present, and look forward to a future filled with countless memories within the walls of the Montrose County Historic Courthouse.