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Lake County

Lake County is named for Lake Michigan which borders the county on the east side.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Kenosha County, Wisconsin

E – Lake Michigan 

S – Cook County

W – McHenry County

 

Created:  March 11, 1839                                                           Map of Illinois highlighting Lake County

County Seat:

Libertyville  1839 – 1841

Waukegan  1841 – present

 

County Courthouse – Waukegan

 

Location:  18 North County Street / Washington Street

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Modern / International

Architect:  Daniel & Robinson Architects

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east and is a ten story buff brick, concrete an glass structure. The building has a high tower. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit.

 

County Justice Center – Waukegan

 

Location:  18 North County Street / Washington Street

Built:  1966 – 1968

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Daniel & Robinson Architects

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces north and is

 

County Administration Building – Waukegan

 

 

Location:  18 North County Street / Washington Street

Built:  1968 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces east and is a five story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building was formerly the Court Annex and Jail. The building was renovated in 1996. The architect was Sutter & Schroeder Architects and the contractor was Sverdrup Corporation.

 

 

County Courthouse – Waukegan

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008