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McHenry County Courthouse

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1907, Buechner and Orth. 407 Main St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

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

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



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—,

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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