Pennington County

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Pennington

Pennington County is named after Edmund Pennington, who was a railroad operator.

 

Created:  November 23, 1910

County Seat:

Thief River Falls  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – Thief River Falls

 

Location:  101 North Main Avenue / 1st Street West

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

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:  South

Built:  2017 – 2018

Style:  Modern

Architect:  BKV Group

Contractor:  Contegritygroup Construction Management

 

Description:  The building is presently under construction.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County

E – Beltrami County and Clearwater County

S – Polk County and Red Lake County 

W – Polk County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2008 and 2017