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Golden Valley County Courthouse

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1923, A. J. Weinberger. 150 1st Ave. SE
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

Situated on North Dakota’s border with Montana, Golden Valley’s courthouse reflects some Prairie Style influences applied to a restrained Colonial Revival building. Golden Valley was one of the last counties established in the state, so this building departs from earlier Classical Revival-styled courthouses. The courthouse is raised on a podium, with a slightly projecting central entrance. Above the paired columns of the entrance, a simplified Palladian motif fills the pedimented gable. Brick details consist of pronounced quoins, keystones set into jack-arched lintels, and belt courses in a color contrasting the walls. The original sixteen-pane casement windows have been replaced. A. J. Weinberger of Montana practiced in the southwestern part of North Dakota in the 1920s and 1930s.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Golden Valley County Courthouse", [Beach, 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, 178-178.

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