Scott County

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Scott County is named for General Winfred Scott who served in the War of 1812, the Mexican War and for twenty years was commander-in-chief of the United States Army.

 

Created:  March 5, 1853

County Seat:

Shakopee  1853 – present

 

County Government Center – Courthouse – Shakopee

 

Location:  200 4th Avenue West / Atwood Street South

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Patch, Erickson, Madson, Watten, Inc. of Minneapolis

Contractor:  James Steele

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and constructed of Alabama limestone veneer on concrete block that is set off by black pre-cast concrete spandrels beneath the windows. The lower wall is charcoal granite. Solar gray insulated glass recessed windows in two horizontal bands are separated by structural fins, which give the effect of vertical shutters. The building is named as the Scott County Government Center and contains the courts in the west section and the county administration in the east section. The original building was constructed in 1857, added to in 1864 and remodeled and added to in 1867 and 1873. The building was again remodeled in 1927 and stands on one side of courthouse square, being incorporated within the flat-topped two-story brick of its final modernization.

 

Note:  The first court was held in Holmes Hall in 1853. The first courthouse was built in 1857 to 1859. The cost of construction was $10,000. The building was remodeled in 1864, 1867 and 1873. The courthouse repaired in 1927 at a cost 0f $65,000.

 

County Justice Center - Shakopee

 

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Location:  200 4th Avenue West / Atwood Street South

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  A Wold and E Wold of WOLD Architect & Engineering

Contractor:  Turner Construction

 

Description:  The building faces faces west and is a three story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the noirth side of the Scott County Government  Center in the center of the city..

 

Courthouses: 

N – Carver County and Hennepin County

E – Dakota County

S – Rice County and Le Sueur County

W – Sibley County and Carver County

 

 

 

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County Government Center – Courthouse

 

 

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County Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2010 and 2017