Pierce County

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Pierce

Pierce County is named for Franklin Pierce, who was President of the United States from 1853 to 1857.

 

Created:  February 25, 1858

County Seat: 

Ellsworth  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ellsworth

 

Location:  414 West Main Street / South Plum Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical Revival

Architect:  Buechner and Orth of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  Charles Skooglun

 

Description:  The building faces south  and is a two story stone and concrete structure.  The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front portico is supported by two thin columns. The center section rises to a pediment at the roof line. There is a wide cornice running below the roof line. Atop the building is an octagonal white dome with gold painted roof.

 

County Administration – Ellsworth

 

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Location:  412 West Kinne Street / South Plum Street

Built:

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on the north side of the courthouse. The main entrance is on the second story with first story situate down the slope of the hill. The roof is pitched.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saint Croix County

E – Dunn County and Pepin County

S – Pepin County and Goodhue County, Minnesota

W – Goodhue County, Minnesota, Dakota County, Minnesota and Washington County, Minnesota

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2015