Lincoln County

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Lincoln

Lincoln County is named for Lincoln County, Maine, which was the birthplace of Wilmot W Brookings.

 

Created:  April 5,1862

County Seat:

Canton  1867 – present

 

County Courthouse – Canton

 

Location:  100 East 5th Street / Main Street

Built:  1889 – 1890

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Wallace L Dow of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  Joel Hewitt and John M Fitzgerald

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored stucco structure. The present section was on the east side of the then existing courthouse built in 1875 by the Canton Building and Improvement Association. On the south front, a square tower with clock and open arcade, rises above the entrance which has an enclosed portico. Horizontal bands of dark stone divide the floors and decorate the central tower. The base of the building is sandstone. From 1899 to 1900, an addition was added on the west side with the clock tower. The oldest section of the building constructed in 1875, was removed and replaced by the addition.

 

County Administration – Canton

 

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Location:  100 East 5th Street / Main Street

Built:  2007 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architecture Incorporated of Sioux Falls

Contractor:  Hoogendoorn Construction of Canton

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on the north side of the courthouse.. On the south is the main entrance with glass doors and glass window sections on the second and third stores. This section connects with the original courthouse. The north section extends west and has rectangular windows and a slopped roof.  During construction, the project manager was The Winkels Group of Sioux Falls.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Minnehaha County

E – Lyon County, Iowa and Sioux County, Iowa

S – Union County and Clay County

W – Turner County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2009 and 2010