Brown County

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Brown County is named for Alfred Brown of Hutchinson County, who served as a territorial legislator in 1879.

 

Created:  October 1, 1879

County Seat:

Columbia   1881 – 1887

Aberdeen  1887 – 1889

Columbia   1889 – 1890

Aberdeen  1890 – present

 

County Courthouse – Aberdeen

 

Location:  101 Southeast 1st Avenue / South Lincoln Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival and Renaissance

Architect:  Kinney and Detweiller of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  Miller & Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. At the center is a large open cupola supported by columns with a clock and gold colored Statue of Justice at the top. The south front has two high brown colored columns supporting the Greek style portico. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Brown County Courthouse

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Columbia. When the county seat moved in Aberdeen in 1890, a wood frame courthouse was built.

 

County Administration – Aberdeen

 

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Location:  101 Southeast 1st Avenue / South Lincoln Street

Built:  1972 – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Herges, Kirchgasler & Associates

Contractor:  Kyburz Construction Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on the west side of the courthouse. The south section of the building is one story and the north section rises to two stories. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the County Office Building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dickey County, North Dakota

E – Marshall County

S – Day County and Spink County

W – McPherson County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2009 and 2016