Hubbard County

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Hubbard

Hubbard County is named after Lucius Frederick Hubbard, who was editor of the Red Wing Republican, state senator 1872-1875 and Governor 1882-1887.

 

Created:  February 26, 1883

County Seat:

Park Rapids  1883 – present

 

County Courthouse – Park Rapids

 

Location:  301 Court Avenue / 3rd Street West

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Koehnlein / Lightowler / Johnson Inc. of Fargo, North Dakota

Contractor:  Twin City Construction Inc. of Fargo, North Dakota

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds. The building has red colored brick facing over a steel frame. The glass at the front entrance rises to the third story and is supported by narrow steel mullions at wide intervals. The roof line is flat. The building houses the District Court. An addition was constructed and the building was remodeled in 2015 changing the front to the south side. The architect was Vetter Johnson Architects, Inc. and the contractor was Contegrity Group Inc.

 

Old County Court House - Park Rapids 

 

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Location: 301 Court Avenue / 3rd Street West

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York

Contractor:  N C Bacheller of La Crosse, Wisconsin

 

Description:  The building east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building has a stone foundation. Shallow pavilions rise to pediments at the roof line on each side. The east front has a central entrance on the first story. The new courthouse is along the south side. The building houses the Hubbard County Historical Society Museum and the North Country Museum of Arts.

 

See:  The architect, Milton Earl Beebe of Buffalo, New York, also designed courthouses in Pennsylvania in Cambria CountyHuntingdon County, Schuylkill County and Warren County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1889. The second courthouse was built at a cost of $13,485. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $1,250,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Beltrami County

E – Cass County

S – Cass County and Wadena County 

W – Becker County and  Clearwater County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2017