Brown County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse (HM154E)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
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N 44° 30.746', W 88° 0.849'

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Packers Heritage Trail

The imposing Brown County Courthouse was where the first stockholders meeting of the newly formed non-profit Green Bay Football Corporation was held on Sept. 17, 1923. It was the first of many important Packer meetings held here over the next four decades.

When the franchise was recognized in 1935 under a new name, Green Bay Packers, Inc, the meeting was again held here. So was the meeting in 1950 when shareholders finalized plans for a third stock sale to save the franchise.

This also was the site of perhaps the stormiest meeting in Packer history. For almost four hours on Nov. 30, 1949, the club's board of directors debated Curly Lambeau's future before voting to extend his contract as coach. But a deal was never finalized, and Lambeau resigned two months later to take over the Chicago Cardinals.

The 1933 trial that nearly doomed the Packers also was held here in Judge Henry Graass' circuit courtroom. Willard J. Bent, a local fan, had fallen from the bleachers during a game at City Stadium in 1931, injuring his back. He sued the Packers and was awarded nearly $5,000. The verdict was handed down on Feb. 28, 1933. Left with no tangible assets, the Packers went into receivership six months later.

The courthouse opened in 1910.

Sponsored by:
Carl and Mary Ellen Kuehne & Family
HM NumberHM154E
Year Placed2012
Placed ByPackers Heritage Trail Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 11:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 419394 N 4929290
Decimal Degrees44.51243333, -88.01415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.746', W 88° 0.849'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 44.76" N, 88° 0' 50.94" W
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Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Jefferson St, Green Bay WI 54301, US
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