The Minneapolis architects Kinney and Detweiler provided Clay County with a highly inventive interpretation of the usual Beaux-Arts Classical scheme. The red brick and sandstone walls give a human scale and warmth to the building. This quality is reinforced by the open square tower surmounted by a small-scale drum and dome. In contrast, the two-story entrance portico with its large polished Corinthian columns seems formal and distant.
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Clay County Courthouse
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