This striking three-and-a-half-story flat-roofed building, sheathed with smoothly cut limestone, is the fourth courthouse to serve Drew County. The previous ones, built in 1851, 1856, and 1870, all occupied a site on the small public square. This much larger edifice is located two blocks south of the square on a much bigger site and exhibits a late, rather stark and minimally ornamented, classical style. Six monumental, engaged Ionic columns define the facade. The end windows are framed by two-story-high projecting surrounds that finish with a simple cornice upon which urns flank a cartouche. The little-altered interior features a prominent staircase with a wrought-iron balustrade in curvilinear patterns. The old courthouse square has been landscaped in a formal design with a fountain at the center.
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Drew County Courthouse
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