Weston County

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Weston County is named for John B Weston, who was a railroad promoter.

 

Created:  March 12, 1890
County Seat:

Newcastle 1890 – present

County Courthouse – Newcastle

 

Location:  1 West Main Street / Summit Avenue

Built:  1910 – 1911
Style:  Classical Revival / Beaux Arts
Architect:  Charles A Randall
Contractor:  Williams & Oak and John L Sundstrum, Carl Sjostrum and Robert Linden.

Description:
  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. On the southeast front is a large Greek style portico supported by four large stone columns. Atop the portico is a statue of Justice The first story and base is white cut stone. On the second story, the corners have stone trim. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola with statue of an eagle at the top. A three story wing dedicated as a war memorial was added on the west side of the building in 1953. The addition uses sandstone for the first two stories and brick for the upper floor to match the main building.

 

Note:  The first contractor Williams & Oak was fired and replaced by John L. Sundstrom, Oscar Linden, Carl Sjostrum and Robert Linden with experience in stonemasonry. Work was complete in 1911, in time for a visit in October and an address from the courthouse steps by United.States President William Howard Taft.

 

See:  The architect, Charles A Randall, also designed the courthouse in South Dakota in Butte County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Crook County

E – Lawrence County, South Dakota, Pennington County, South Dakota and Custer County, South Dakota

S – Niobrara County and Converse County

W – Campbell County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007