Clark County

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Clark

Clark County is named for Clark House, a local inn owned by Mrs. M E Greenslet that was the county’s first headquarters.

 

Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:

Clark  1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clark

 

Location:  200 North Commercial Street / 2nd Avenue NE

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Hugill & Blatherwick

Contractor:  Gray Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story orange colored brick and concrete structure. The building is locatied on landscaped grounds on the north side of the center of the city and has a stone trimmed entrance in the center of the main floor with a stone eagle over the doorway. The building has horizontal white colored stone bands and a wide white colored stone band at the flat roof line.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W L Dow and constructed by Samuel Hackett, L H Hackett and Ira Davidson in 1888. The building was located west of the present courthouse near the high school.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Day County

E – Codington County and Hamlin County

S – Hamlin County and Beadle County

W – Beadle County and Spink County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1888 Courthouse

Photos taken 2007 and 2018