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McHenry County Courthouse

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1907, Buechner and Orth. 407 Main St.

For a county that has always had a small population, the Towner courthouse is relatively monumental. Constructed of buff-brown brick with a limestone water table, it has full-height paired, sandstone Corinthian columns supporting an entablature and pediment at the entrance pavilion. Windows are rectangular, with sandstone sills and leaded art glass in some transoms. A low metal-covered dome with antefixae sits atop a short drum with alternating double and single rectangular windows. The interior is a simple centralized plan with flanking wings, retaining complete integrity in its original woodwork and furniture.

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, "McHenry County Courthouse", [Towner, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-MH1.

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, 122-122.

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