Wright County

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Wright

Wright County is named after Silas Wright, a New  York salesman whose name was proposed as the county name.

 

Created:  February 20, 1855

County Seat:

Monticello  1856 – 1867

Buffalo       1867 – present

 

County Courthouse – Buffalo

 

Location:  10 2nd Street SW / Central Avenue

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style:  Modern

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.

     

Courthouses: 

N – Stearns County and Sherburne County

E – Henepin County 

S – Carver County and McLeod County

W – Meeker County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2017