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.
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Eddy County Courthouse
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