The architect F. M. Ellis of Omaha, Nebraska, was active during the 1880s and 1890s in designing county courthouses in Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota. The Taylor County Courthouse is of brick with stone trim and rises three stories on a raised basement. Its principal facade has a projecting porch centered on a large Richardsonian Romanesque arch. To each side of this porch are narrow turrets with conical roofs. While the body of the building is pure Richardsonian Romanesque, its central high tower with segmented dome looks to the French Second Empire mode.
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Taylor County Courthouse
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