Todd County Courthouse, Sheriff's House, and Jail

The Todd County Courthouse, Sheriff's House, and Jail, located at 215 First Avenue South in Long Prairie, Todd County in the U.S. state of Minnesota is an avant garde Italian Renaissance buff-colored brick structure, built on a prominent knoll. It was designed by the Minneapolis architecture firm of Kees and Fisk, and built by John Aiton of Glenwood, for $20,000. The jail cells were provided by J.P. Pauley and Bros of St Louis. The building is surrounded by a fieldstone retaining wall and topped with a cupola. The courthouse was vacated in 2006. It was on the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 2010 list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. Long Prairie residents voted on whether to renovate or demolish the building on Election Day, November 2, 2010.

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