Mountrail County

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Mountrail County is named for Joseph Mountrail, a  Metis voyageur of some

prominence.

 

Created:  January 29, 1909

County Seat: 

Stanley  1909 – present

 

County Courthouse – Stanley

 

Location:  101 North Main Street / 1st Avenue Northwest

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Classical Revival and Beaux Arts

Architect:  Buechner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Carl Bartleson & Ness

 

Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the north side of the center of the city. On the center of the roof is a wide flat white colored dome. The east front has a large portico supported by two large stone columns with the entrance recessed. Above the entrance are large glass windows. Next to the courthouse is the old brick Sheriff’s Residence.

 

See:  The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Burke County and Ward County

E – Ward County

S – McLean County and Dunn County

W – McKenzie County and Williams County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2011