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Grand Junction, CO – Old Mesa County Courthouse Annex


Venue Phone: (970) 244-1800

“When Franklin High School was razed at 6th and Rood, the site was used for the new Mesa County Courthouse. Construction began in 1922 on the limestone, neoclassical structure and it was built to high standards. Hallways had marble wainscoting and terrazzo floors, court rooms were outfitted in golden oak. The front doors of brass had ornate grilles. It was dedicated in 1924.”

“The Main Street courthouse was very overcrowded by World War I, so Mesa County announced a design contest for a new courthouse. Many architectural designs, arguments and cost-debates later, this neo-classical design by Eugene Groves was accepted. The modern brick and glass annex was added to the back of building in 1974. Although the original, elegant exterior remains intact, the inside has been remodeled numerous times. Extensive rebuilding, beginning in the late 1990s, returned most of the interior back to the original design. The former second floor courtroom is now home to the Mesa County Commissioners.”

While no longer a courthouse, this building still houses Mesa County and Grand Junction administrative offices.


    • There are parking places, with meters, on the streets around the facility.


544 Rood Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81501, United States

Grand Junction, CO – Mesa County Fairgrounds


Venue Phone: (970) 255-7107

Venue Website:

The Mesa County Fairgrounds hosts major ticketed events such as rodeos, concerts, and motorized sports, as well as the annual Mesa County Fair each July. Their equestrian center features horse shows, roping competitions, and clinics, while the indoor facilities are used for expos, trainings, wedding receptions, and auctions. The complex also includes Little League ball fields, a BMX track, park areas, an arboretum, and demonstration gardens.


2785 U.S. Hwy. 50, Grand Junction, Colorado, 81503, United States