Waukesha County

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Waukesha

Waukesha County is named for a Potawatomi Native American word meaning “little foxes”.

 

Created: January 31, 1846

County Seat: 

Waukesha  1846 – present

 

County Courthouse – Waukesha

 

Location:  1320 Pewaukee Road / West Moreland Boulevard

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foss and Jansma, Inc.

Contractor:  Oliver Construction Company of Oconomowoc

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story glass, brick and concrete structure. The center section is glass with vertical dividers. The entrance is also glass and extends from the main building. On the west side is a three story wing with the third story recessed.  On the east side is the brown colored brick County Administration.

 

County Administration – Waukesha

 

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Location: 1320 Pewaukee Road / West Moreland Boulevard

Built:  Unlnown

Style:  Modern

Architect: Unknown

Contractor: Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story buff and brown colored brick. glass and concrete structure. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Waukesha

 

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Location:  101 West Main Street / North East Avenue

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  Charles H Rau & Roberrt G Kirsch

Contractor:  H C Hartwell

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray limestone structure. The north front has a large arch on the first story at the entrance and above rises a large square stone clock tower. There are round turrets at each corner. The building served as the courthouse until 1959. The complex includes the Jail built in 1885 and the Art Deco building built in 1938, both located on the west side.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Waukesha County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dodge County and Washington County 

E – Milwaukee County

S – Racine County and Walworth County

W – Jefferson County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007