Deuel County

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Deuel

Deuel County is named for Jacob S Deuel, who was an early settler and owner of a sawmill.

 
Created:  April 5, 1862

County Seat:

Gary            1862 – 1890

Clear Lake  1890 – present

 

County Courthouse – Clear Lake

 

Location:  408 4th Street West / 5th Avenue South

Built:   1916 – 1917

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Buechner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  A M Wold Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story square gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the west side of the center of the city and has a protruding center portion at the main entrance. Above the doorway is a small balcony on the second story. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the west side of the third story.

 

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

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1891.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grant County

E – Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota and Lincoln County, Minnesota

S – Brookings County

W – Hamlin County and Codington County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2018