Wright County is named after Silas Wright, a New York salesman whose name was proposed as the county name.
Created: February 20, 1855
Monticello 1856 – 1867
Buffalo 1867 – present
County Courthouse – Buffalo
Location: 10 2nd Street SW / Central Avenue
Built: 1959 – 1960
Architect: Patch and Erickson of Minneapolis
Contractor: George Madsen Construction Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story concrete, glass and steel structure. The building is located on sloped landscaped grounds and has a low flat curtain wall of steel and glass on a stone veneered foundation. The entrance has four square columns with a recessed portico. In 1971 an addition was built and in 1974, a second addition was added. In 1980, a four story, brown steel paneled rectangular block was built. The architect was Birkeland Architects. In 1990, the building was remodeled joining the separate sections. The architect was BWBR Architects of Saint Paul and the contractor was Construction Analysis and Management of Fridley.
E – Henepin County
W – Meeker County
Photos taken 2007 and 2017