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City Hall and County Courthouse

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Identification

City Hall and County Courthouse
214443

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Structure in General

building with towers
demolished [destroyed]
romanesque revival

Usages

court house

Facts

  • This building was used until construction of the new City Hall and County Courthouse, catercorner across East 4th/Wabasha Streets. It was eventually demolished in 1933.
  • The cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1885.
  • Along with other buildings, Ecolab Global Communications Center and the Pioneer Press Building now stand on this site.
  • This is the tallest building to have been demolished in downtown St. Paul.
  • In summer 2004, original Kasota stones from the building were used for a miniature golf hole entitled "Courthouse Folly" as part of "Walker in the Rough", an artist- and architect-designed course sponsored by the Walker Art Center in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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Location

1-39 East 4th Street
333-363 Cedar Street, 2-40 East 5th Street, 332-362 Wabasha Street
Block bounded by Wabasha Street and Cedar Street, from East 4th to East 5th Streets
Downtown
St. Paul
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

200.00 ft
4
1886
1889
1933
3

Involved Companies

Edward P. Bassford
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