Crow Wing County Courthouse and Jail

The Crow Wing Historic County Courthouse, in Brainerd, Minnesota, United States, is a Beaux-Arts courthouse built in 1920. The building, along with its adjoining jail, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Crow Wing County Historic Courthouse and Jail
Crow Wing Co. Courthouse.JPG
Location326 Laurel St.
Brainerd, Minnesota
Coordinates46°21′19.04″N 94°12′14.28″W / 46.3552889°N 94.2039667°W / 46.3552889; -94.2039667Coordinates: 46°21′19.04″N 94°12′14.28″W / 46.3552889°N 94.2039667°W / 46.3552889; -94.2039667
ArchitectAlden & Harris
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts
NRHP reference No.80002023 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 23, 1980

The Beaux-Arts style was popular in the first quarter of the 20th century for Minnesota courthouses. The first floor has a rough-cut stone exterior, while the floors above are built of smooth-cut gray stone. The interior has polished marble floors and walls, with a rotunda surrounded by a balcony. The dome has both a colored glass skylight and a fine brass electrolier.[2]

The Crow Wing Historical Society Museum is located in the former sheriff's residence and jail.

The jail building is just west of the courthouse.
The jail building was pictured in a postcard mailed in 1922.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Building Location Details: Crow Wing County Courthouse". Minnesota Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2007-06-22.

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