Hughes County

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Hughes

Hughes County is named for the Honourable Alexander Hughes, who was a member of the territorial legislature.

 

Created:   January 8, 1881

County Seat:

Pierre  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pierre

 

Location:  104 East Capitol Avenue / Euclid Avenue

Built:    1934 – 1935

Style:  Moderne and Art Deco

Architect:  Hugill and Blatherwick of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  Henry Carlson Company of Sioux Falls.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray stone style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has gray colored stone trim and orange colored framing around the windows. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by George Smith in 1883. In 1909, the cupola was removed.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sully County

E – Hyde County and Lyman County

S – Lyman County and Stanley County

W – Stanley County 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1883 Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1883 Courthouse with cupola removed 1909

Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2015