Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail

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Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail
Aitkin County Courthouse 3.jpg
Aitkin County Courthouse.
Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail is located in Minnesota
Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail
Location 209 and 217 2nd St., NW
Aitkin, Minnesota
Coordinates 46°31′58.9″N 93°42′37.02″W / 46.533028°N 93.7102833°W / 46.533028; -93.7102833Coordinates: 46°31′58.9″N 93°42′37.02″W / 46.533028°N 93.7102833°W / 46.533028; -93.7102833
Built 1915
Architect E.C. Pell; Toltz, King & Day
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Governing body Local
MPS Aitkin County MRA
NRHP Reference # 82002923 [1]
Added to NRHP April 16, 1982

The Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail, in Aitkin, Minnesota, United States, serves as the county seat of Aitkin County. The building is actually the second courthouse for the county. The first courthouse was built in 1888, but in 1920, a grand jury reported that the building was dangerous and "falling apart". After difficulties securing financing, the county commissioners approved a plan for a new courthouse, which was finished in 1929. The design mixes Beaux-Arts architecture and Moderne elements. The interior features marble wainscoting, oak woodwork, terrazzo floors, and stained glass skylights.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Building Location Details: Aitkin County Courthouse". Minnesota Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2007-09-04. 

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