Madison County

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Madison

Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the President of the United states from 1809 to 1817.

 

Created:  September 14, 1812

County Seat:

Edwardsville  1812 – present

 

County Courthouse – Edwardsville

 

Location:  155 North Main Street / St. Louis Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Robert G Kirsch of Saint Louis, Missouri

Contractor:  English Brothers of Champaign

 

Description: The building faces east and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The east front has a projecting center section with the entrance on the first story and two high columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Between the columns is a high recessed window. On either side of the center section are similar two column segments with windows between. The roof line has a solid stone balustrade.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed and built by Charles H Pond in 1857.

 

County Administration – Edwardsville

 

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Location:  157 North Main Street / West College Street

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern Neo-Classical

Architect:  Leo A Dals

Contractor:  Kotte-Plocher Construction Company, Inc.

 

Description: The building faces east and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The building is on the north side of the courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jersey County, Macoupin County and Montgomery County

E – Bond County and Clinton County

S – Clinton County and Saint Clair County

W – St. Louis City, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri and St. Charles County, Missouri

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2012