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Eddy County Courthouse

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1899–1900, Milton E. Beebe. 524 Central Ave.

Designed by a Fargo architect, rather than by the state’s predominant courthouse architects, Buechner and Orth, the scale of the Eddy County Courthouse is characteristic of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Romanesque Revival civic buildings. The brick and sandstone building is a less ostentatious, more human-scaled rendition of courthouse design. Two-story paired pilasters bracket the entrance and a course of cut sandstone separates the stone base from the upper brick walls. A four-sided dome on a bell tower caps the hipped roof. On the interior, a webbed domical vault on pendentives is lit by windows with multiple small panes. Spatially the planning principles are much the same as in other courthouses.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Eddy County Courthouse", [New Rockford, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 110-110.

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