Kenosha County Courthouse and Jail - Kenosha, WI
Posted by: 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
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.
912 56th Street
Kenosha, WI USA
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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