Bayfield County Courthouse

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Bayfield County Courthouse
Bayfield County WI Courthouse.JPG
Bayfield County Courthouse is located in Wisconsin
Bayfield County Courthouse
Bayfield County Courthouse is located in the US
Bayfield County Courthouse
Location 117 E. 5th St., Washburn, Wisconsin
Coordinates 46°40′37″N 90°53′33″W / 46.67694°N 90.89250°W / 46.67694; -90.89250Coordinates: 46°40′37″N 90°53′33″W / 46.67694°N 90.89250°W / 46.67694; -90.89250
Area less than one acre
Built 1894–96
Architect Off&Joralemann; Halioram, John
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP reference # 75000060[1]
Added to NRHP January 17, 1975

Bayfield County Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Washburn, Wisconsin. Construction on the courthouse began in 1894, two years after the county seat moved to Washburn and was completed in 1896. The courthouse cost $31,737 to build. The Neoclassical building features a domed cupola, a portico with Corinthian columns as its front entrance, and quoins at the corners. When first built, the courthouse had an extensive telephone system connecting each office; at the time, this was considered "one of the proudest achievements" of the new building.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 17, 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Bayfield County Courthouse". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
The dome on top of the Bayfield County Courthouse at dusk.