Codington County

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Codington

Codington County is named for the Reverend G S Codington, who was circuit preacher.

 

Created:  February 15, 1877

County Seat:

Kampeska   1878

Watertown  1878 – present

 

County Courthouse – Watertown

 

Location:  14 1st Avenue SE / Broadway

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Neo-Classical and  Renaissance

Architect:  Freed and Perkins & McWayne

Contractor:  Gray Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. There are stone columns rising from the second to third stories. The building is finished in marble and gold leaf. The rotunda has an intricately colored glass dome. The roof line is flat. The large courtroom is located on the east side and a smaller courtroom is located on the west side of the third story. A new courtroom is being constructed on the west side of the basement.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Charles A Dunham and was constructed in 1883,

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Codington County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Day County and Grant County

E – Grant County and Deuel County

S – Hamlin County

W – Clark County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2009 and 2018