Cook County

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Cook County is named after Major Michael Cook who was killed during the Civil War.

 

Created:  March 9, 1874

County Seat:

Grand Marais  1874 – present

 

County Courthouse – Grand Marais

 

Location:  411 West Second Street / 4th Avenue West

Built:  1912 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Kelly and Lignell of Duluth

Contractor:  Bowe-Burke Company of Duluth

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building has Iconic columns supporting a cornice on the east with central bays recessed behind the columns in a sort of loggia above and covered porch below. The building sits on a hill overlooking Lake Superior. The building was renovated in 1997 to 1998. On the west side is the old one story jail.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by O A Norman and built by Saul & Skinner in 1889. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $60,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Ontario, Canada

E – Lake Superior

S – Lake Superior 

W – Lake County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2015