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Golden Valley County Courthouse

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1923, A. J. Weinberger. 150 1st Ave. SE

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

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Citation

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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-GV1.

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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