Monroe County

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Monroe County is named for James Monroe, who was President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.

 

Created:  March 21, 1854

County Seat: 

Sparta  1854 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sparta

 

Location:  112 South Court Street / East Oak Street

Built:  1895 – 1896

Style:  Richardson Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Mifflin E Bell

Contractor:  M Yeager & Son

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a one story portico with balcony on the second story. The center section rises to a peak with small windows. The north and south sections project from the main building. On the center of the roof is a large square red colored sandstone tower with small turrets and steep roof. The red colored sandstone was quarried in the Superior area. The building now houses offices. An addition was added on the west side in 1965. The architect was Hackner, Schroeder & Ass0ciates. A further addition was constructed in 1988. The architect was Thomas B Lyons and the contractor was John E Clements Construction.

 

County Justice Center – Sparta

 

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Location:  112 South Court Street / East Oak Street

Built:  2015 – 2017

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Louis Berger Group Inc. of Washington, DC

Contractor:  Miron Construction

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the north side of the courthouse. The east front has a central entrance with four white colored pillars rising to a white colored header at the second story. The recessed entrance is glass with large windows on the second story. Above the third story at the roof line is a projecting white colored section. On the south side are brick pillars on the first story with recessed windows. The courtroom s are located in the west section on the second story. 

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $28,000,000.

 

County Administration – Sparta

 

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Location:  202 South K Street / Oak Street

Built:  1994 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lyons Associates of La Crescent, Minnesota.

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds to the northwest of the courthouse. The main entrance is on the east side. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jackson County 

E – Juneau County

S – Vernon County

W – La Crosse County and Jackson County 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2010 and 2019