Dickinson County

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Dickinson

Dickinson County is named for Daniel Stevens Dickinson, who was a United States senator for New York.

 

Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Spirit Lake  1857 – present

 

County Courthouse – Spirit Lake

 

Location:  1802 Hill Avenue / 18th Street

Built:  2005 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  RDG Planning and Design of Des Moines

Contractor:  McHan Construction Company of Sioux City

 

Description: The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The north front is a crescent with glass walls and vertical dividers. In the front is a three story square red brick tower similar to the clock tower of the 1891 courthouse.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1859 to 1860. The building burned in 1871. The second courthouse was designed by T D Allen and built by H J Francis and Lenard and Wallace in 1891. An addition was sesigned by James H Walsh and constructed by Fagre Construction Company in 1957. The building was razed for the present courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jackson County, Minnesota

E – Emmet County

S – Clay County

W – Osceola County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2010