Adams County

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Adams

Adams County is named for John Quincy Adams, who was President of the United States from 1825 – 1829.

 

Created:  March 11, 1848

County Seat: 

Friendship  1848 – present

 

County Courthouse – Friendship

 

Location:  402   North Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Arthur Peabody

Contractor:  George Kieke

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a two story limestone, brick and stone structure. The building has white vertical pillars on the original red colored brick section. On the south side is the new addition with a two story entrance lobby and glass wall and red brick two story wing. Built in 1997, the architect was Ayers Associates Inc of Eau Claire and the contractor was Roberts Construction. There is also a red colored brick addition on the north side. The main entrance is located on the first story of the south 1997 addition. The building has a spacious lawn on the west side.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Adams County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wood County and Portage County

E – Waushara County and Marquette County

S – Columbia County

W – Juneau County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2005 and 2008