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Lucas County Courthouse (Iowa)

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Built  1893
NRHP Reference #  81000254
Phone  +1 641-774-4512
Added to NRHP  2 July 1981
Built by  G.J. Stewart & Co
Opened  1893
Architectural style  Romanesque architecture
Lucas County Courthouse (Iowa)
Location  Courthouse Square Chariton, Iowa
Part of  Lucas County Courthouse Square Historic District (#14000324)
MPS  County Courthouses in Iowa TR
Address  916 Braden Ave, Chariton, IA 50049, USA
Hours  Open today · 8AM–4PMTuesday8AM–4PMWednesday8AM–4PMThursday8AM–4PMFriday8AM–4PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday8AM–4PM
Similar  Osceola County Courthouse, Humboldt County Courthouse, Ida County Courthouse, Tama County Courthouse, Buena Vista County C

The Lucas County Courthouse in Chariton, Iowa, United States was built in 1893. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource. In 2014 it was included as a contributing property in the Lucas County Courthouse Square Historic District. The courthouse is the third building the county has used for court functions and county administration.

History

Lucas County’s first courthouse was constructed of oak logs in 1850. The 1 12-story building was built for $374. The second courthouse was a 50-square-foot (4.6 m2) building that cost between $15,000 and $20,000 to build. Its foundation was made of logs.

The present courthouse was built of stone in the Romanesque Revival style. A clock on the tower has been in operation since 1894. The tower was originally topped by a spire.

References

Lucas County Courthouse (Iowa) Wikipedia


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