Beltrami County

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Beltrami County is named for Giacomo Constantino Beltrami, who was an Italian explorer and who explored the Mississippi River in 1823.

 

Created:  February 28, 1866

County Seat:

Bemidji  1866 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bemidji

 

Location:  619 Beltrami Avenue NW / 7th Street NW        

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Kinney and Detwiler of Minneapolis

Contractor:  Schmidt Brothers of West Superior, Wisconsin

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored sandstone and red colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious grounds with the Judicial Center on the southwest side and the Jail on the northwest side. The 82 foot square building has a strong central pavilion with portico and smaller end pavilions. Above the portico are three round windows in the center of the building and above rests an arcaded tower topped with a convex dome and statue representing Blind Justice. The space in which a clock might be located is glassed in and was used as a skylight. The architect was Kinney and Detwiler of Minneapolis and the contractor was Schmidt Brothers of West Superior, Wisconsin. In 1973, a large brick and glass addition was added on the northeast to house the Judicial Courts.

 

See:  The architect and contractor also designed and constructed the courthouse in  Cass County

 

County Judicial Center – Bemidji

 

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Location:  600 Minnesota Avenue NW / 6th Street NW

Built:  2006 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Stanius Johnson Architects of Duluth

Contractor:  CAM ( Construction Analysis and Management Inc. ) of Minneapolis

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story brick, stone and concrete structure. The square shaped building has dark red colored stone on the first story and buff colored brick on the upper stories. On the west side is a central projecting section rising three stories with entrance on the first story. The corners of the building project slightly from the main building. Below the roof line is a projecting cornice. The roof line is flat.

 

County Administration – Bemidji

 

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Location:  701 Minnesota Avenue NW / 6th Street NW

Built:  2004 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Stanius Johnson Architects of Duluth

Contractor:  CAM ( Construction Analysis and Management Inc. ) of Minneapolis

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. The east front has a small one story portico with central entrance. The corner windows on the second story are arched. Along the flat roof line is a projecting cornice.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Roseau County and Lake of the Woods County

E – Koochiching County and Itasca County

S – Cass County and Hubbard County

W – Clearwater County Pennington County and Marshall County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2011 and 2019