Florence County

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Florence

Florence County is named for Florence Hulst, who was the first woman pioneer in the region.

 

Created:  March 18, 1882

County Seat: 

Florence  1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Florence

 

Location:  501 Lake Avenue / Cyclops Street

Built:  1887 – 1889

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  James E Clancy of Antigo

Contractor:  Wickert & Weber of Menasha

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored Wisconsin sandstone and brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building has blue colored limestone trimming and a high pitched red colored roof with round turrets. The north front has a projecting covered porch on the first story. An addition was built in 1994 on the south side. The architect was Martinson Architects and the contractor was Miron Construction. On the south side is the old jail.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Iron County, Michigan and Dickinson County, Michigan

E – Dickinson County, Michigan and Marinette County

S – Marinette County and  Forest County

W – Forest County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2015