Monroe County Justice Center

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 by Construction

A historic Romanesque Revival-style courthouse built in 1896 has become the focal point of its hometown of Sparta, a small town nestled in the rolling hills of western Wisconsin. The courthouse design is the inspiration for the new Monroe County Justice Center that Miron Construction is overseeing the construction of. “The historic courthouse is a beautiful building and is on the National Register of Historic Places,” Project Manager Tom Zahalka says. “It is the inspiration for the new complex from a cosmetic standpoint.”

The Monroe County Justice Center will replace the existing jail and annex facilities that were built in the 1960s and located directly adjacent to the historic courthouse, connected by a hallway. “The county has been debating back and forth as to whether to approve this project for years,” Zahalka explains. “It was originally going to be built on the outskirts of Sparta, but ultimately the county decided to build the facility in town.”

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