Langlade County

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Langlade

Langlade County is named for Charles Michel de Langlade, who was an adventurer and soldier.

 

Surrounding  County Courthouses: 

N – Oneida County and Forest County

E – Forest County and Oconto County

S – Menominee CountyShawano County and Marathon County

W – Marathon County and Lincoln County

 

Created:  February 19, 1880                  Map of Wisconsin highlighting Langlade County

County Seat: 

Antigo  1880 – present

 

County Courthouse – Antigo

 

Location:  800 Clermont Street / 3rd Avenue

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frank W Kinney & Meno S Detweiler of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  Prince Construction Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored sandstone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Antigo. Port Wing Brown stone was used in body construction. The two base courses are made of raindrop stone. The building has a portico with arched entrance at the top of double stairs on the first story and with two columns on the second story and pediment above. On the center of the roof is a square stone tower with black colored dome. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the third story and has a coffered ceiling and undamaged Neo-Classical woodwork, including pedimented windows, and a mural behind the judge’s bench (west wall) depicting justice seated. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial Circuit. On the northeast side is the County Administration Building and on the northwest side is the County Jail.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Langlade County Courthouse

 

See:  The 9th Judicial District includes Florence County, Forest County, Iron County, Lincoln County, Marathon County, Menominee County, Oneida CountyPortage County, Price CountyShawano County, Taylor County, Vilas County and Wood County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1880 and Antigo was selected as the county seat. The first court met in private houses and over the old Niels Anderson store. The first courthouse was designed by Charles Herman and constructed by E A Stickney in 1881 to 1882 at a cost of $3,000. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1904 to 1905 at a cost of $71,080.

 

County Administration – Antigo

 

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Location: 800 Clermont Street / 3rd Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Antigo to the northeast of the courthouse. The roof line is flat.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Antigo

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2008