Nez Perce County is named for the Nez Perce Native American Tribe who resided in the region.
Created: March 4, 1864
Lewiston 1864 – present
County Courthouse – Lewiston
Location: 1230 Main Street / 13th Street
Built: 1889 – 1890
Architect: W B Cooper
Contractor: W B Cooper
Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The north front has six columns rising from the first story to the top of the second story. A cornice runs below the third story. The roof line is flat. The original part of the building is on the south side. The newer north side was built in 1928.The architect was Curtis Richardson and the contractor was J D Beery of Beery Brothers. An addition was added on the west side in 1972. The architect was William I Parr and the contractor was Schmidt & Hagen of Lewiston.
Note: The first courthouse was the Luna House Hotel which served from 12882 to 1889.
N – Latah County
Photos taken 2009 and 2016