Isanti County

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Isanti

Isanti County is the name of the Izanty Indians, the ancient name of the Santee Indians, members of the Dakota alliance.

 

Created:   February 13, 1857

County Seat:

Cambridge 1854 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cambridge

 

Location:   555 18th Avenue SW / Dellwood Street South

Built:  1993 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Buetow and Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Lovering Johnson Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the center of the city. On the north front is a large yellowish colored stone clad portico with dark glass windows. On the east section are long vertical windows and on the west section are small rectangular windows. The roof line is flat. The courtrooms are located on the second story.

 

Old County Courthouse - Cambridge 

 

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Location:  237 2nd Avenue SW / Birch Street

Built:  1887 – 1888

Style:  French Second Empire and Italianate

Architect:  P J Lind

Contractor:  P J Lind

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a square brick tower with buff stone frame at the entrance and steep mansard roof. The main roof is gray slate. There is a brick belt between the first and second stories. The basement was remodeled in 1996. The building now houses commercial offices.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Kanabec County

E – Chisago County

S – Anoka County

W – Sherburne County and Mille Lacs County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2010 and 2019