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Custer County Courthouse

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1929, John J. Huddart. 205 S. 6th St.

A year before he died, John Huddart designed this, the last of his many county courthouses. The two-story brick building is an Art Deco departure for Huddart, who, like Frank Edbrooke, in whose office he trained, generally used period revival styles. Terracotta trim and poly-chromatic brick brighten somewhat the rather stark facade with urn finials. Among those unimpressed with this newfangled design was the county sheriff, who specified local fieldstone and a much plainer style for the sheriff's office, which was added to the northeast corner in the 1930s.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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