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Jones County Courthouse

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1937, Dougher, Rich and Woodburn. W. Main St. between N. High and N. Jackson streets

The style of this courthouse is PWA Moderne, here rendered in pale brown brick with cast-stone trim. The design is that of a three-story block flanked by two small one-story wings. On the entrance facade there is a pattern of a row of pilasters with windows set between which was often repeated in other courthouses. There is a sparse sprinkling here and there of Moderne ornament (including a pair of bronze lanterns by the entrance); otherwise the building conveys the feeling of grimness characteristic of the depression years.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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