Waushara County Courthouse, Waushara County Sheriff's Residence and Jail

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Waushara County Courthouse, Waushara County Sheriff's Residence and Jail
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Jail building, now used as a museum
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Location209 St. Marie St., Wautoma, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°4′25″N89°17′24″W / 44.07361°N 89.29000°W / 44.07361; -89.29000 Coordinates: 44°4′25″N89°17′24″W / 44.07361°N 89.29000°W / 44.07361; -89.29000
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built1928
Built byCullen, J.P. & Son
ArchitectStubenrauch, E.A.
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Neo-Classical
MPS County Courthouses of Wisconsin TR
NRHP reference # 82000729 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1982

The Waushara County Courthouse, Waushara County Sheriff's Residence and Jail is a pair of buildings in Wautoma, Wisconsin that are together listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Wautoma, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

Wautoma is a city in Waushara County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,218 at the 2010 census. Wautoma is the county seat of Waushara County.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

The Waushara County Sheriff's Residence and Jail is a brick Georgian Revival building (pictured at right) at 221 S Ste. Marie Street designed by C. H. Williams and built in 1908 [2] The sheriff and his family lived in the front and the jail cells were in back. This building is now a museum of the Waushara County Historical Society. [3]

The Waushara County Courthouse is a Classical Revival-style building at 209 Ste. Marie Street designed by E. A. Stubenrauch and built in 1928. [4] The courthouse building is monumental in scale. A 1981 review of historic courthouses in the state described this courthouse, along with several others in other counties, as "Simple in both overall concept and decoration [and including] the essential Neoclassical portico and symmetrical disposition of elements at a scale befitting landmarks in their communities; that simplicity is enhanced by the evident care with which the buildings and sites are maintained." [5]

The buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. [1]

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The courthouse

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