Wilkin County Courthouse

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Wilkin County Courthouse
Wilkin County Courthouse from the west
Wilkin County Courthouse is located in Minnesota
Wilkin County Courthouse
Location 316 S. 5th, Breckenridge, Minnesota
Coordinates 46°15′37.2″N 96°35′13.9″W / 46.260333°N 96.587194°W / 46.260333; -96.587194Coordinates: 46°15′37.2″N 96°35′13.9″W / 46.260333°N 96.587194°W / 46.260333; -96.587194
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built 1928–9[3]
Architect Buechner & Orth
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Governing body Local
MPS Wilkin County MRA
NRHP Reference # 80002182[1][2]
Added to NRHP July 17, 1980

The Wilkin County Courthouse, located at 316 Fifth Avenue South in Breckenridge, Wilkin County in the U.S. state of Minnesota is a two-story Beaux Arts cream-colored brick and Bedford limestone structure with a high parapet. Over the doorway is a four-foot stone eagle, carved rosettes and garlands, and the inscription, To None Will We Delay, To None Will We Deny, Right or Justice. Tall brick pilasters extend to the high cornice. The Saint Paul architects, Buechner and Orth designed the structure and Redlinger and Hanson were paid $203,492 to build it. Interior features include terrazzo floors, steel and bronze doors, ornamental plaster, pink Tennessee marble wainscoating, and brass trim. An interior dome is adorned with a stained glass skylight. Murals represent life in 19th-century Wilkin County.[3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. 2007-11-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Wilkin County Courthouse". Minnesota Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2007-11-07.