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
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.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1896 and burned in 1909.
E – Polk County
S – Polk County
W – Polk County
Photos taken 2008 and 2017