Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail
In 1920, Aitkin County established a building fund for a new courthouse, and hired a St. Paul architectural firm, Tolz, King, & Day, to design it. Government officials decided not to issue bonds, delaying construction until 1929. The stone and brick courthouse is a well-preserved example of the Beaux Arts Classicism Style prevalent in the 1920s. Its flat roof is concealed by a parapet. Marble wainscoting, terrazzo floors and oak woodwork grace its interior surfaces, and a stained glass skylight is located in the court chamber. The interiors and exteriors of these buildings retain a significant degree of historical integrity.
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Location. 46° 31.982′ N, 93° 42.642′ W. Marker is in Aitkin, Minnesota, in Aitkin County. Marker is on 2nd St NW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Mounted just left of the entrance to the historic jail building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 2nd St NW, Aitkin MN 56431, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cuyuna Range (approx. 9.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2016, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2016, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 6. submitted on March 3, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.