Red Lake County

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Red Lake

Red Lake County is named after Red Lake and Red Lake River which the Ojibways named for the lake for its wine-like color at sunset.

 

Created:  December 24, 1896

County Seat:

Red Lake Falls  1896 – present

 

County Courthouse – Red Lake

 

Location:  124 Main Avenue North / Langevin Avenue NW

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Fremont D Orff of Minneapolis

Contractor:  James Brady

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure.  The building is located on sloped landscaped grounds. On each of the four corners are pavilions of the brick with small drums and domes. A large central dome, was removed in the 1940′s leaving the square balustered platform. The main east entrance is topped by a classic pediment and emtablature. Inside, a two-story central rotunda has arched openings onto the second level circling hallway.

 

See:  The architect, Fremont D Orff, designed courthouses in Minnesota in Big Stone County, Renville County and Waseca County; and in Nebraska in Wayne County

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1896 and burned in 1909.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pennington County

E – Polk County

S – Polk County

W – Polk County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2017