Minidoka County

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Minidoka County is named for the Native American Lakota word for “a fountain or spring of water” or for the Shoshone word for “broad expanse”.

 

Created:  January 28, 1913

County Seat: 

Rupert  1913 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rupert 

 

Location:  715 G Street / 7th Street

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  L M Gates

Contractor:  Krueger & Brown of Twin Falls

 

Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The east front has a central entrance has two red stone columns and a red stone pediment. The cornice below the roof line is red stone. The roof line is flat

 

County Judicial Building – Rupert 

 

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Location:  715 G Street / 7th Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dropping Kelley Hosford and LaMarche of Boise

Contractor:  Neilsen & Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick structure. The building is the Sherman J. Bellwood Judicial Building. The building is on the north side of the courthouse and has an open portico at the entrance. Vertical dividers run along the central section. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  The architect Dropping Kelley Hosford and LaMarche of Boise designed the the courthouse in Latah County and the Idaho Supreme Court building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Blaine County

E – Blaine County

S – Cassia County

W – Jerome County and Lincoln County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011