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Logan County Courthouse

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1921; 1924, Van Horn and Ritterbush; 1937 alterations. 301 Broadway
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This unassuming brick courthouse was originally a small commercial storefront building, which is still detectable in the stone trim between the brick at the courthouse’s southwest corner. In 1924, a piecemeal addition, based on a design by Van Horn and Ritterbush, gave the courthouse a symmetrical U shape. In 1937 the courtyard in the building’s center was filled in, which gave the courthouse the slightly more unified appearance it has today. A related, noteworthy commercial block (c. 1905) with similar modest architectural pretentions is at 310 Main Avenue.

Writing Credits

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



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Logan County Courthouse", [Napoleon, 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, 207-207.

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