Brule County

US States / O-U / South Dakota / Brule County
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Brule County is named for the Brule band of Sioux Native Americans who lived in the region.

 

Created:  January 14, 1875

County Seat:

Brule City       1879 – 1881

Chamberlain  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chamberlain

 

Location:  300 South Courtland Street / West Stearns Avenue

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  McWayne & McLaughlin

Contractor:  Kuipers Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story rectangular brick, concrete and stone structure. The building is located on the south side of the center of the city. The entrance is along the east side of the building with a pink and yellow colored stone on each side of the portico. The north end of the building is slightly higher. There are seven bays of windows. The building has a flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1902. The cost of construction od the present courthouse was $261,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Buffalo County and Jerauld County

E – Aurora County

S – Charles Mix County

W – Lyman County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1902 County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016