Roseau County

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Rosseau

Roseau came from the French traders who termed the river through the area, a river of “rushes and reeds”.

 

Created:  December 31, 1894

County Seat:

Roseau  1895 – present

 

County Courthouse – Roseau

 

Location:  606 5th Avenue SW / 6th Street SW

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thomas & Vecchi of Duluth

Contractor:  Kraus-Anderson Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the south side of the center of the city. The central west entrance has large columns. The building incorporates several elements from the old courthouse including the cast-iron ionic columns that frame the main entrance. In the main lobby is a lighted domed ceiling. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with black colored dome and clock. The roof line is flat. The new addition for the jail and law enforcement center was built by Industrial Contract Services.

 

Old County Courthouse – Roseau

 

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Location:   Center Street West / 3rd Avenue SW

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Second Renaissance

Architect:  Lignell and Loebeck of Duluth

Contractor:  H Fawcett

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brown colored brick over poured concrete structure. The building sits on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a central entrance with extended one story porch with fan light. The building has double windows. The roof is hipped. The building houses county offices.

  

Note:  The first courthouse was the two story Webster Hotel which was purchased for $1300 and remodeled in 1894. The building still stands at 205 Center Street and 2nd Avenue. The second courthouse was built in 1913 and cost $21,139.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Manitoba, Canada

E – Lake of the Woods County

S – Beltrami County and Marshall County

W – Kittson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2007 and 2010