Pine County

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Pine County is named for the abundance of pine trees growing in the area.


Created:  March 1, 1856

County Seat:

Pine City  1872 – present


County Courthouse – Pine City


Location:  635 Northridge Drive NW ( west side )

Built:  2007 – 2008

Style:  Modern

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.


 Old County Courthouse – Pine City 




Location:  315 Main Street South / 4th Avenue SW

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco / Modern

Architect:  Thomas J Shefchik

Contractor:  Unknown


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 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.



N – Carlton County

E – Douglas County, Wisconsin and Burnett County, Wisconsin

S – Burnett County, Wisconsin and Chisago County

W – Kanabec County and Aitkin County











Photos taken 2007 and 2011