Wood County

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Wood County is named for Joseph Wood, who was a state legislator.

 

Created:  March 29, 1856

County Seat: 

Wisconsin Rapids  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wisconsin Rapids

 

Location:  400 Market Street / Baker Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Donn Hougen of Wisconsin Rapids

Contractor:  Thomsen-Abbott Construction of Marshfield

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story gray colored Indiana limestone and glass structure. The building is faced with light polished limestone. The windows form blocks of glass. The north and south extend out from the building and have stone stairs ascending to the lower level of the center section.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by William Waters in 1881. An addition was designed by William Waters and constructed in 1890.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marathon County

E – Portage County

S – Adams County and Juneau County

W – Jackson County and Clark County

 

 

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Photos taken 2007