Taylor County

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Taylor County is named for William Robert Taylor, who was the Governor of Wisconsin from 1874 until 1876.

 

Created:  March 4, 1875

County Seat: 

Medford  1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – Medford

 

Location:  224 South 2nd  Street / Clark Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  B Mehner

Contractor:  Hutter Construction Company of Fond du Lac

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story rectangular red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on a hill overlooking the city in the center of the city and is 105 feet by 65 feet. The first story is faced with white colored stone and the upper two stories are dark red colored brick. In the center is a large Roman dome with clock and copper roof on top of which is a small round cupola with copper top and containing a bell. The building was renovated in 1948. An addition was added on the south side in 1980. A further addition was constructed in 2001. The architect was Ayers Associates.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Taylor County Courthouse

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built by E Perrine & Company in 1876. An addition was constructed in 1889.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rusk County and Price County

E – Lincoln County and Marathon County

S – Marathon County and Clark County

W – Chippewa County and Rusk County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2008