Kootenai County

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Kootenai County is named for the Kutenai Native American tribe who resided in the region.


Created:  December 22, 1864

County Seat: 

Coeur d’Alene  1864 – present


County Courthouse – Coeur d’Alene 


Location:  501 North Government Way / West Garden Avenue

Built:  1925 – 1927

Style:  Georgia Revival

Architect:  Julius A. Zittle

Contractor:  C L Muller.


Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. There is a small portico at the front with small balcony above. The second story windows are arched. A lower section extends on either side of main building. The roof line is flat.

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Kootenai County Courthouse


County Justice Building – Coeur d’Alene 




Location:  324 West Garden Avenue / Northwest Boulevard

Built:  !985 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sam E Rodell

Contractor:  Great Northern Construction of Hayden Lake


Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The main north entrance is on the second story and the building descends south down a slope with west entrance on the first story. The roof line is flat. .

County Administration – Coeur d’Alene




Location:  451 North Government Way / Northwest Boulevard

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  H2A Architects of Coeur d’Alene

Contractor:  Polin Construction, Inc. of Coeur d’Alene


Description:  The building  faces south and is a three story red and white colored brick and concrete structure. The roof line is flat.


Old County Courthouse – Coeur d’Alene 




Location:  424 Sherman Street / 5th Street

Built:  !905 – 1906

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  George Williams

Contractor:  Branson and Max


Description:  The building  faces west and is a three story buff colored stone and brick structure. The west front has a projecting center section with a round arched entry with a modillion-like keystone. The terra cotta ornamentation is in the spandrels. Pilasters with terra cotta caps support a frieze and cornice with a balustrade on the second story. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line with ornamentation below. The foundation is constructed of raised smooth stone. The building served as courthouse until 1926 and then as the City Hall.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Coeur d’Alene City Hall


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1889 and had an addition built in 1894.



N – Bonner County

E – Shoshone County

S – Benewah County

W – Spokane County, Washington
































Photos taken 2006, 2012 and 2016