Racine County

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Racine

Racine County is named for the Root River with the French word for “root” being “racine”.

 

Created:  December 7, 1836

County Seat: 

Racine  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Racine

 

Location:  730 Wisconsin Avenue / 7th Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco /  Modern Movement

Architect:  John W Root, Jr

Contractor:  John A Holabird

 

Description:  The building faces south and is an eleven story limestone, concrete and copper structure. The tiered square building has four corners projecting from the building for three stories. The center entrance doorways project from the building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Waukesha County and  Milwaukee County

E – Lake Michigan 

S – Kenosha County

W – Walworth County

 

 

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Photos taken 2007