Douglas County

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Douglas County is named for Stephen A Douglas, who was a United States Senator from Illinois.

 

Created:  January 10, 1873

County Seat:

Brownsdale   1881 – 1882

Huston          1882 – 1890

Grand View   1890 – 1894

Armour          1894 – present

 

County Courthouse – Armour

 

Location:   706 Braddock Street / 1st Street

Built:   1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  C Perkins & McWayne of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  Gray Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red-brown colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a projecting center section with white colored stone facing on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story forming three vertical arches. Above is a header. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line and a white colored stone band runs below the second story windows. The courtroom is located on the west side of the third story.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a building purchased in Brownsdale in 1881. A courthouse was built in Armour in 1895 and the previous courthouse was built in 1902.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Aurora County and Davison County

E – Hutchinson County

S – Charles Mix County 

W – Charles Mix County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009, 2010 and 2018