Kenosha County Courthouse and Jail - Kenosha, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 42° 35.077 W 087° 49.359
16T E 432497 N 4715016
Quick Description: Built between 1923 and 1925, the Kenosha County Courthouse still serves as the main courthouse today. It was listed on the National Register in 1982.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 6:37:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM31W8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 168

Long Description:
Constructed of gray Indiana limestone, the three-story courthouse has a raised basement on a pedestal and the first floor is divided from the upper floors by a cornice that runs the length of the building.

The second and third stories are recessed behind a colonnade of 18 free-standing colossal Ionic columns.

The rear and side facades of the building are more simply decorated.

Behind the courthouse is the three-story jail of the same material as the courthouse and connected to it by an underground passage.

Architects were Joseph Lindl, Charles Lesser, and Albert Schutte.
Street address:
912 56th Street
Kenosha, WI USA
53140


County / Borough / Parish: Kenosha County

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Government

Current function: Government

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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