Mitchell County

US States / H-L / Iowa / Mitchell County
Mitchell

Mitchell County is named for John Mitchell, who was an Irish patriot.

 

Created:  January 15, 1851

County Seat:

Osage  1855 – present

 

Former County Courthouse – Osage

 

Location:  508 State Street / South 5th Street

Built:  1858

Style:  Italianate, Greek and Gothic

Architect:  John C Bishop

Contractor:  John Robb, S B Chase and Jacob I Chase of Osage

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood  structure. The south front has a large porch with four large columns rising to the top of the second story. Above the porch is a square white colored wood cupola with silver colored dome. The roof is hipped. On the east side a section projects from the main building. In 1879 to 1882, two story wings were constructed on the east and west sides. In 1926, a short wing was constructed on the south side. An addition was built in 1976. The building was razed in 2014 for construction of the new courthouse.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Mitchell County Courthouse

 

County Courthouse – Osage

 

558m17

 

Location:  212 South 5th Street / State Street

Built:  2014 – 2015

Style:  Modern

Architect:  FEH Architects, Inc.

Contractor:  Henkel Construction Company of Mason City

 

Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and is a square shape. The west front has a portico with four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The south and north sides have high porticoes with white colored columns. The roof is hipped. with square cupola. The second story has a Magistrate Courtroom and a larger District Court Courtroom.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $6,580,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mower County, Minnesota 

E – Howard County

S – Floyd County

W – Cerro Gordo County and Worth County

 

 

 

0223nc10

 

 

0226nc10

 

 

1445i08

 

 

1448i08

 

 

0230nc10

 

 

557m17

 

 

559m17

 

 

564m17

 

 

565m17

 

 

566m17

 

 

567m17

 

 

568m17

 

 

569m17

 

 

570m17

 

 

571m17

 

 

572m17

 

 

573m17

 

 

555f15

Construction 2015

 

 

554f15

Photos taken 2008, 2010, 2015 and 2017