Pine County is named for the abundance of pine trees growing in the area.
Created: March 1, 1856
Pine City 1872 – present
County Courthouse – Pine City
Location: 635 Northridge Drive NW ( west side )
Built: 2007 – 2008
Architect: BKV Group of Minneapolis
Contractor: 3D/I Construction Inc. of Minneapolis
Description: The building faces east and is a two story glass, concrete and steel structure sitting atop a low rise. The east front portico is supported by four steel columns rising to the top of the second story. Under the portico is a glass entranceway with two entrance doorways. Behind the protruding glass walls is the concrete section of the building. The courtrooms are located on the second story of the south wing.
Old County Courthouse – Pine City
Location: 315 Main Street South / 4th Avenue SW
Built: 1939 – 1940
Style: Art Deco / Modern
Architect: Thomas J Shefchik
Description: The building faces east and is a plain yellow colored brick, two-story rectangular structure. The building was originally built to be the City Hall and the words are still carved above the door on the long side of the building as it turns into Main Street. The words “court house” are carved over the north entrance. The building has marble wainscoting and terrazzo floors. In 2009, the building was remodeled. The architect was BKV Group of Minneapolis and the contractor was Arnold & O’Sheridan Inc. of Brookfield, Wisconsin and Parsons of Minneapolis. The City now leases part of the building as a City Hall.
Note: The first courthouse was built by John F Stone and James Hurley as the City Hall in 1886.
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Old County Courthouse
Photos taken 2007, 2011 and 2019