Crawford County

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Crawford

Crawford County is named for William Harris Crawford, who was United States Secretary of the Treasury.

 

Created:  October 26, 1818

County Seat: 

Prairie du Chien  1818 – present

 

County Courthouse – Prairie du Chien

 

Location:  220 North Beaumont Road / Park Street

Built:  1867 – 1868

Style:  Italianate and Georgian Revival

Architect:  Building Commmittee / Michael Menges

Contractor:  Michael Menges

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored Dolomitric limestone structure. The limestone was hauled from the nearby village of Bridgeport. The center section projects from the main building and has a large arched window on the second story and rises to a peak at the roof line. A wide eave follows the roof line. The west wing of the building has two protruding entranceways. The oldest part of the building which faces west, was constructed in 1867 and contains the old jail cells. The Building Committee comprised of H Dousman, H Beach and William Dutcher approved the design for the building. The building was enlarged in 1896 with the construction of the new jail on the west side. In 1930 to 1931, the east wing was added. The building is surrounded by a spacious lawn and trees.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Crawford County Courthouse

 

County Administration – Prairie du Chien

 

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Location:  225 North Beaumont Road / W Court Street

Built:  2003 – 2005

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story yellow colored brick and concrete structure. The entrance is located in a one story section on the north side of the east front;

 

Courthouses: 

N – Vernon County

E – Richland County

S – Grant County

W – Clayton County, Iowa and Allamakee County, Iowa

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2010