Richland County

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Richland

Richland County is named for Morgan T Rich of Wahpeton ( 1832-1898 ), who settled on the site of the future city of Wahpeton in 1869.

 

Created:  January 4, 1873

County Seat: 

Wahpeton  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wahpeton

 

Location:  418 2nd Avenue North / 4th Street North

Built:  1912 – 1914

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Buechner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Ingemann – Company

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story Bedford limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Whapeton. The basement is rusticated Kettle River sandstone. There as a paired fluted Corinthian columns supporting a limestone entablature and pediment on the front façade. The building has an octagonal dome in the center with silver colored roof. The metal-covered dome has bull’s-eye windows at the four cardinal directions and is capped with a belvedere and ball finial. Original ornate lamp posts remain on the arms of the front entry stair. An addition was added in 1997

 

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

 

Note:  The first and previous courthouse was a three story structure built in 1884.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cass County

E – Wilkin County, Minnesota and Traverse County, Minnesota

S – Roberts County, South Dakota

W – Sargent County and Ransom County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Whapeton

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2008 and 2018