Bonner County

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Bonner

Bonner County is named for Edwin Bonner, who was a pioneer ferry operator on the Kootenai River in the area.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Boundary County

E – Boundary County, Lincoln County, Montana and Sanders County, Montana

S – Shoshone County and Kootenai County

W – Spokane County, Washington and Pend Oreille County, Washington

 

Created:  February 21, 1907                                                      Map of Idaho highlighting Bonner County

County Seat: 

Sandpoint  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sandpoint 

 

Location:  215 South First Avenue / Lake Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  Federal

Architect:  George Williams

Contractor:  Ignatz Weil

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sandpoint. The building has a one story entrance on the southwest side. The original building is the northwest section. The roof line is flat. Additions were made in the 1930’s and in 1973. The building was renovated in 2012.

 

History:  Sandpoint became the county seat in 1907. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1907 and then leased to Bonner County. The County later purchased the building in 1908 fearing that the rent would be increased.

 

County Administration – Sandpoint

 

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Location:  1500 Highway 2 / Division Avenue

Built:  1972 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete Federal style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sandpoint to the west of the courthouse. The main entrance at the northwest corner has a large canopy supported by a large brick pillar. Above the entrance are three long vertical windows. The east part of the building has white concrete facing. The roof line is flat. The building was constructed as a Federal Building.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Sandpoint

 

 

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County Administration – Sandpoint

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2009 and 2012