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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

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—,

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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