Renville County is named for Joseph Renville, who was a French half breed fur trader from Pembina who traveled along the Mouse River.
Created: June 3, 1910
Mohall 1910 – present
County Courthouse – Mohall
Location: 605 Main Street / 2nd Avenue Northeast
Built: 1935 – 1936
Architect: E W Molander
Contractor: I E Orheim
Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a central low stone tower supported by two large columns. Glass windows extend between the columns. Bronze entrance doors are on the south side of the first story. The parapet is sheathed in Kettle River sandstone. Dark brick is laid into spring courses at the lintel and sill level of the windows. . The interior walls are sheathed in Montana travertine marble and floors are terrazzo. The roof line is flat.
Note: In 1910, the Whitford Building in Mohall was leased as a courthouse. Bids were let to F Johnson of Tolley and Christian Thoreson of Mohall to furnish the temporary courthouse with furniture including chairs and desks and John F Walstead completely remodeled the building. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $117,800. During construction, the engineer was C H Ording. Construction was financed under the Works Projects Administration.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Renville County Courthouse
N – Saskatchewan, Canada
S – Ward County
Photos taken 2007, 2009 and 2016