The present Marion County Courthouse follows a procession of former courthouses destroyed by fire; the previous one, a Queen Anne building of 1905, was gutted in 1943. Working from the ruins of that building, the builders created this cross plan, buff-colored stone courthouse, with red brick outlining the windows and doors. The rusticated stone, strong mural qualities, towers with polygonal pointed roofs, and broad round-arched entrance give it a Richardsonian Romanesque appearance. Although the courthouse’s designer is not known, the builder was Tom Eads of Fayetteville.
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Marion County Courthouse
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