Courthouse Square

Courthouse Square (HM1GSD)

Location: Kewaunee, WI 54216 Kewaunee County
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N 44° 27.389', W 87° 30.302'

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The jail was designed by Oshkosh, Wisconsin architect William Waters and built in 1876. The building served a dual purpose of being both the sheriff's home and also the county lock-up. It was in use continuously until 1969. That year a county referendum saved the building from demolition. The Kewaunee County Historical Society was allowed to convert the building into a museum. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. The present courthouse was built encompassing the original structure, dating to 1873. The photo shows how the jail and courthouse looked around 1910.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceNational Register of Historic Places
Marker TypeHistoric Building
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Kewaunee County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [2] BRIAN HUBEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 459821 N 4922699
Decimal Degrees44.45648333, -87.50503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.389', W 87° 30.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 23.3400" N, 87° 30' 18.1200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 Vliet St, Kewaunee WI 54216, US
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