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Crawford County Courthouse (Iowa)

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Built  1904-1905
Opened  1904
Architectural style  Beaux-Arts architecture
Architect  George A. Berlinghof
NRHP Reference #  81000232
Phone  +1 712-263-2242
Added to NRHP  2 July 1981
Crawford County Courthouse (Iowa)
Location  Broadway between Ave. B and Ave. C, Denison, Iowa
MPS  County Courthouses in Iowa TR
Address  1202 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442, USA
Hours  Closed now Tuesday8AM–4:30PMWednesday8AM–4:30PMThursday8AM–4:30PMFriday8AM–4:30PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday8AM–4:30PM
Similar  Greene County Courthouse, Pottawattamie County Courthouse, Jefferson County Courthouse, William A McHenry House, Ida County Courthouse

The Crawford County Courthouse is in Denison, Iowa, United States, the county seat of Crawford County, Iowa. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

History

J.W. Denison, a Baptist minister, owned 200,000 acres (81,000 ha) in Harrison County and Crawford County. He offered to build a courthouse, hotel and store if the site was named the county seat. His offer was accepted and the place was called Denison. The first courthouse was a clay structure completed in 1859, and a frame addition was added that doubled its size in the 1870s. It was added onto again in 1881.

The present courthouse was completed for about $115,000 in 1905. It was designed by Nebraska architect George A. Berlinghof in the Beaux-Arts style. The exterior is covered in Ohio marble. The old courthouse had been sold in 1903 and moved across the street. It had been used for a variety of commercial enterprises in subsequent years.

References

Crawford County Courthouse (Iowa) Wikipedia


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