Dakota County Courthouse

Dakota County Courthouse
Dakota County Courthouse
The north side of the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings. The addition is on the right side of the picture.
Location: Vermillion and 4th Sts.
Hastings, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°44′33.33″N 92°51′5.7″W / 44.7425917°N 92.851583°W / 44.7425917; -92.851583Coordinates: 44°44′33.33″N 92°51′5.7″W / 44.7425917°N 92.851583°W / 44.7425917; -92.851583
Built: 1869
Architect: A.M. Radcliff
Architectural style: Italian Villa, Romanesque
Governing body: Local
NRHP Reference#: 78003069 [1]
Added to NRHP: July 21, 1978

The Dakota County Courthouse, in Hastings, Minnesota, is the original courthouse for Dakota County. It was designed by A.M. Radcliff, one of Minnesota's first architects, in an Italian Villa style. Although an addition built in 1955 in an entirely different style damaged the building's integrity, the building remains a prominent structure in downtown Hastings. The courthouse served as the seat of Dakota County government from 1871 until September 1974, when the county commissioners held their last meeting in the building. It then became the Hastings City Hall in 1993.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2006-03-15. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  2. ^ "Historic Sites: Hastings". Dakota County Historical Society. http://www.dakotahistory.org/county/hastings.asp. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 

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