Manitowoc County

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Manitowoc

Manitowoc County is named for the Ojibwe Native American word “Munedoo-owk” meaning “the place of good spirit”.

 

Created:  December 7, 1836

County Seat: 

Manitowoc Rapids  1839 – 1853

Manitowoc              1853 – present

 

County Courthouse – Manitowoc

 

Location:  1010 South 8th Street / Washington Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Beaux Arts  / Classical Revival

Architect:  Christ H Tegen

Contractor:  George Rickman & Sons Company

 

Description:  The building faces weat and is a three story stone structure. The large porticos have five arches on the first story and sic columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. A wide eave follows the flat roof line. On the center of the roof is a large square dome with silver roof and a small cupola at the top.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Brown County and Kewaunee County

E – Lake Michigan

S – Sheyboygan County 

W – Calumet County and Brown County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007