Bayfield County

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Bayfield

Bayfield County is named for Henry Bayfield, who was a British naval officer who preformed the first survey of the Great Lakes region.

 

Created:  April 12, 1866

County Seat: 

Bayfield      1866 – 1892

Washburn  1892 – present

 

County Courthouse – Washburn

 

Location:  117 East 5th Street / 1st Avenue East

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Orff and Joralemon

Contractor:  John Halioram

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored sandstone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. On the center of the roof is a small round cupola with silver colored roof. On the southeast front is a sandstone Greek-style portico supported by four tall columns. On the northwest side of the building is a two story red colored brick and sandstone addition constructed in 1998. The architect was the Stanius Johnson Architects of Duluth, Minnesota and the contractor was Frank Tomlinson Construction of Ashland.  The courtroom was renovated in 2008. The architect was KKE Architects of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Chequamegon Bay Engineering of Ashland and the contractor was Luppino, Inc.. of Iron Belt.

 

Old County Court House – Bayfield

 

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Location:   Washington Street / 4th Street

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  James Nader of Madison

Contractor:  James Nader of Madison

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story brownstone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a central projecting section with arched entrance on the first story and pediment at the roof line. The windows are arched. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake County, Minnesota and Lake Superior

E – Ashland County

S – Sawyer County

W – Douglas County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2015