McCook County

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McCook

McCook County is named for Edwin Stanton McCook, who was a governor of the Dakota Territory and a general in the American Civil War.

 

Created:  January 8, 1873

County Seat:

Salem  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Salem

 

Location:  130 West Essex Avenue / North Main Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Floyd F Kings and Walter J Dixon

Contractor:  Huron Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story rectangular brownish colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city and has a stone frame around the main entrance. Silver colored panels are between the windows on the second and third stories. Vertical pilasters run between the windows and a belt runs between the first and second stories.  The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the west side of the third story.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built by Thomas McKinnon in 1884. In 1893, the building was enlarged. The architect was W L Dow.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Miner County and Lake County

E – Minnehaha County

S – Turner County and Hutchinson County

W – Hanson County

              

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2018