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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

Author: 
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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-ED1.

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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