The Art Deco Emmons County Courthouse is notable for being the first PWA project undertaken in the state. PWA funding required counties to accept bonded indebtedness to cover costs above what federal agencies could underwrite. The courthouse is a severe two-story building clad in Hebron brick and trimmed with buff-colored Kasota limestone. Thirteen stone spandrels between the first and second stories are carved with figures portraying county history, including one panel that shows an architect working at a drawing board. The original twenty-four-paned windows were unsympathetically replaced in 1983 with modern aluminum sash windows and opaque insulating transoms.
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Emmons County Courthouse
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