Kidder County

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Kidder

Kidder County is named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder ( 1816-1882 ), an 1858 settler in what became southeastern Dakota and who served as a delegate to Congress from Dakota from 1875 to 1879, and as an  associate justice of the territorial supreme court during 1865-1875 and 1879-1883.

                     

Created: January 4, 1873

County Seat: 

Steele  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Steele

 

Location:  120 East Broadway / Mitchell Avenue North

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Wilbur F Steele

Contractor: Wilbur F Steele

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and has a protruding brick entrance on the south side. The building was constructed by Wilbur F Steele for use as a hotel and then for use as the State Capitol. The building became the Court House on April 21, 1885. In 1913, the third story was removed and the building was enlarged. The architect was Hancock Brothers and the contractor was George M Canning.

 

Note:  The courthouse was originally constructed as a hotel and then sold to the county in 1885 for $20,000.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Steele

 

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Location:  120 East Broadway / Mitchell Avenue North

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Anderon, Wade, Barsness & Walter

Contractor: Froeschle Sons, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the east side of the courthouse. The south side entrance is recessed and the windows are horizontal. The lower part of the building is red colored brick and the upper one-third is cream colored concrete. The roof line is flat. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sheridan County and Wells County

E – Stutsman County

S – Logan County and Emmons County

W – Burleigh County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2009 and 2016