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.
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McHenry County Courthouse
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