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Langlade County

Langlade County is named for Charles Michel de Langlade, who was an adventurer and soldier.


Surrounding  County Courthouses: 

N – Oneida County and Forest County

E – Forest County and Oconto County

S – Menominee CountyShawano County and Marathon County

W – Marathon County and Lincoln County


Created:  February 19, 1880                  Map of Wisconsin highlighting Langlade County

County Seat: 

Antigo  1880 – present


County Courthouse – Antigo


Location:  800 Clermont Street / 3rd Avenue

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frank W Kinney & Meno S Detweiler of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  Prince Construction Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story red colored sandstone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Antigo. Port Wing Brown stone was used in body construction. The two base courses are made of raindrop stone. The building has a portico with arched entrance at the top of double stairs on the first story and with two columns on the second story and pediment above. On the center of the roof is a square stone tower with black colored dome. In the interior there is a central rotunda rising up to the dome and with a large mural. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the southeast side of the third story and has a coffered ceiling and undamaged Neo-Classical woodwork, including pedimented windows, and a mural painted by Odin J Oyen behind the judge’s bench (west wall) depicting justice seated. There is a small courtroom located on the northeast side of the third story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District. On the west side is the County Public Safety Building and County Jail.


See:  The architect, Kinney & Detweiler of Minneapolis, Minnesota designed many courthouses.


See:  Odin J Oyen of La Crosse, Wisconsin painted murals in the courthouses located in Iowa – Osceola CountyMichigan – Shiawassee County; Minnesota – Grant CountyNorth Dakota – Cass CountySouth Dakota –  Brown County and Yankton Countyand Wisconsin – La Crosse County (demolished), Lafayette County and Manitowoc County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Langlade County Courthouse


See:  The 9th Judicial District includes Florence County, Forest County, Iron County, Lincoln County, Marathon County, Menominee County, Oneida CountyPortage County, Price CountyShawano County, Taylor County, Vilas County and Wood County.


History:  The county was created in 1880 and Antigo was selected as the county seat. The first court met in private houses and over the old Niels Anderson store. The first courthouse was designed by Charles Herman and constructed by E A Stickney in 1881 to 1882 at a cost of $3,000. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1904 to 1905 at a cost of $71,080.


County Public Safety Building – Antigo



Location: 840 Clermont Street / 2nd Avenue

Built:  1998 – 2000

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Potter Lawson Inc.

Contractor:  A P Wisconsin Inc.


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Antigo on the west side of the courthouse. On the north the entrance has a brick portico. On the south side there is a two story entrance with glass walls. The roof line is flat. The building is connected to the courthouse with an enclosed walkway. 



County Courthouse – Antigo


















County Circuit Court courtroom















County Public Safety Building – Rhinelander







Photos taken 2007, 2008 and 2022