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Chickasaw County Courthouse

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1929, Ralston and Ralston. Southeast corner of Court St. E. and N. Chestnut Ave.

The present Beaux-Arts courthouse (1929) replaced a lively Italianate/French Second Empire building (1881). The newer building is of Bedford limestone. Its three-story mass was designed in a traditional, classical fashion, with the ground floor as a basement and the upper two floors articulated by wide pilasters. The principal entrance is emphasized by a low entrance porch and a clock face projecting above the parapet.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


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

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 420-420.

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