Kenosha County

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Kenosha

Kenosha County is named for the Ojibwe word “ginoozhe” meaning “a pike ( fish )”.

 

Created:  January 30, 1850

County Seat: 

Kenosha  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Kenosha

 

Location:  1010 56th Street / Sheridan Road

Built:  1923 – 1925

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Joseph Lindl, Charles Lesser & Albert J Schutte

Contractor:  Hutter Construction Company of Fond du Lac

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story limestone and stone structure. The building is constructed with gray colored Indiana limestone with the east and west wings projecting from the building. The long center section has stone Ionic columns rising from the second to third story. The first story entrance has three doorways framed with stone. The building contains many murals.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Racine County

E – Lake Michigan 

S – Lake County, Illinois and McHenry County, Illinois

W – Walworth County

 

 

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Photos taken 2007