Washington County

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Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

 

Created:  October 27, 1849

County Seat:

Stillwater  1849 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stillwater

 

Location:  14949 62nd Street North / Oxboro Avenue North

Built:  1973 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wold Associates of Saint Paul

Contractor:  Witcher Construction Company

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is in the shape of a “U” and houses the Courts. The south front has horizontal glass windows with dark panels between the floors and vertical concrete pillars. The building is part of the large Government Complex with the Administration on the east side of the building.

 

Note:  The building was first constructed in 1968 as the Washington County Office Building. The architect was The Cerny Associates IOnc. and the contractor was Adolfson & Peterson, Inc.

           

 County Administration – Stillwater

 

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Location: 14949 62nd Street North / Oxboro Avenue North

Built:  1984 – 1986

Style:  Modern

Architect:  BWBR Architects, Inc. of Saint Paul and Shank Kleineman Dezelar Architects Inc. of Saint Paul

Contractor:  Loeffel-Engstrand Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a five story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has tall piers which support an overhanging flat roof at the first story entrance. The building was expanded from 1988 to 1990. The architect was BWBR Architects, Inc. of Saint Paul and the contractor was Adolfson & Pterson Inc.

 

Old County Courthouse – Stillwater

 

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Location:  101 Pine Street / South 3rd Street

Built:  1869 – 1870

Style:  Greek Revival and Italianate

Architect:  Augustus E Knight of Saint Paul

Contractor:  G M Seymour and W M May

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story St. Croix Valley sandstone  structure. The building has a large portico with three arches on the first and second stories. The foundation is course limestone. On the center of the roof is a round dome with windows. The building overlooks the city and is now an apartment complex.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Chisago County

E – Polk County, Wisconsin, Saint Croix County, Wisconsin and Pierce County, Wisconsin

S – Dakota County

W – Dakota CountyRamsey County and Anoka County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2010