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Linn County Courthouse

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1925–1926, Joseph W. Royer. South side of 3rd Ave., Municipal Island
  • (Photograph by Catherine Boland Erkkila)

Like its companion piece, the Veterans' Memorial and City Hall, the county courthouse was to have a low tower rising out of a classical temple base. The elimination of the tower in the final design produced an adequate Beaux-Arts background building, but not one which strongly enhances the uniqueness of its site on Municipal Island. The recent “modernist” five-story addition to the rear should, if possible, be ignored.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Linn County Courthouse", [Cedar Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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