Goodhue County

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Goodhue County is named for James Madison Goodhue, who was the first printer and editor in Minnesota.


Created:  March 5, 1853

County Seat:

Red Wing  1853 – present


County Courthouse – Red Wing


Location:  509 West 5th Street / East Avenue

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Buechner and Orth of Minneapolis and E D Corwin

Contractor:  Standard Construction Company


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a three story gray colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has flattened fluted pilasters at the central entrance. There is an incised figure of Justice and other decorations across the face of the building. The windows are recessed between vertical dividers.


See:  The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Knight & Thompson and built by David C Hill in 1859.


County Justice Center - Red Wing




Location:  454 West 6th Street / East Avenue

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  World Architect and Engineers of Saint Paul

Contractor:  Bor-San Construction Company of Minneapolis


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the north side of the courthouse, in the center of the city. The southeast front has a semi-circular portico with semi-circular glass section above. The windows are vertical and narrow. The roof line is flat.



N – Dakota County and  Pierce County, Wisconsin 

E – Pepin County, Wisconsin and Buffalo County, Wisconsin and Wabash County

S – Olmsted County and Dodge County

Rice County





County Courthouse
















County Justice Center




Photos taken 2008 and 2010