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 and concrete structure.  The building is located on sloped landscaped grounds in the center of the city. 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. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

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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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2017