Pennington County is named after Edmund Pennington, who was a railroad operator.
Created: November 23, 1910
Thief River Falls 1910 – present
County Courthouse – Thief River Falls
Location: 101 North Main Avenue / 1st Street West
Built: 1954 – 1955
Architect: Foss & Company of Moorhead
Contractor: Nasvik Construction Company Inc.
Description: The building faces east and is a three story rectangular buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is 64 feet by 145 feet. Windows are set in three horizontal bands across the east front with green panels above and below. A cast stone molding frames the two upper stories, excluding the two end bays of tan colored brick. A three-story strip of glass brick interrupts the solid brick of the north and south ends. Two black colored marble rectangles support a cantilevered concrete canopy over the centered east entrance. The roof line is flat.
Note: The first courthouse was two remodeled city buildings which had separate doorways and different windows. The cost of remodeling was $6,150.
County Justice Center – Thief River Falls
Location: 141 South Main Avenue / 1st Street West
Built: 2017 – 2018
Architect: BKV Group of Minneapolis
Contractor: Contegrity Group Construction Management of Little Falls
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red brick, gray colored concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of the city to the south of the courthouse. The building was constructed as a southern addition to the Sheriff’s Building. The east front has a recessed glass entrance with large recessed window on the second story. The roof line is flat. The two dark wood paneled courtrooms are located on the second story.
N – Marshall County
W – Polk County
County Justice Center
Photos taken 2007, 2008, 2017 and 2019