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Logan County Courthouse

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1921; 1924, Van Horn and Ritterbush; 1937 alterations. 301 Broadway

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

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-LO1.

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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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