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Old Stutsman County Courthouse

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1883, Henry C. Koch; 1926 addition, Gilbert R. Horton; 1990–2010 restoration, Michael J. Burns. 504 3rd Ave. SE
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This territorial-era courthouse has the coloration and strong angular forms of High Victorian Gothic. The courthouse walls are of red Menominee, Wisconsin, brick, with rusticated stone used for the foundation, sills, and lintels. The building’s most striking feature is the large, square stair and bell tower with a truncated pyramid roof. In 1982, a new courthouse replaced this building, which was renovated to become an interpretive museum. Preservation of this important public building has been slowly and persistently sustained at the same time that other courthouses in the state have been demolished.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Old Stutsman County Courthouse", [Jamestown, 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, 209-209.

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