Grant County

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Grant County is named for a white Indian trader named Grant and the name was given to the area during the British control.

 

Created:  December 8, 1836

County Seat: 

Lancaster  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lancaster

 

Location:  130 West Maple Street / South Madison Street

Built:  1902 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Armand D Koch

Contractor:  The Northern Building Company of Minneapolis , Minnesota and Robert Brooker of Lancaster.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story brownstone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front protrudes to create the main entrance, with the south wing and north wing behind. Inside are murals painted by Franz Edward Rohrbeck. On the center of the roof is an octagonal glass and copper dome topped by a small open cupola.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1853.

 

County Administration – Lancaster

 

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Location:  111 South Jefferson Street / W Maple Street

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ayers Associated

Contractor:  Miron Construction

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on the west side of the courthouse. The building has a flat roof line.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Crawford County and Richland County

E – Iowa County and  Lafayette County

S – Jo Daviess County. Illinois

W – Dubuque County, Iowa and Clayton County, Iowa

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2012