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Foster County Courthouse

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1909, Buechner and Orth. 1000 5th St. N

Buechner and Orth’s Beaux-Arts classical county courthouses impart an architectural presence to the communities where they are located. The Foster County Courthouse is characterized by its well-proportioned dome atop an octagonal drum pierced with pedimented round and rectangular windows and capped by a crown and ball finial. A full-height pedimented portico makes an imposing entrance. The courthouse combines courthouse administrative functions with the county jail and sheriff’s residence.

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, "Foster County Courthouse", [Carrington, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-FO1.

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, 109-109.

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