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Ward County Courthouse

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1929, Toltz, King and Day; Olson and Orheim, builders. 315 3rd St. SE

The Ward County Courthouse is an outstanding example of Art Deco. The limestone building with slightly lower narrow flanking wings has base-to-parapet pilasters that divide vertically aligned, recessed windows. Metal spandrels embossed with a zigzag geometric motif are set between upper-level windows, while an incised stone spandrel separates the vertically proportioned, second-story openings from the smaller windows on the main level. The exterior ornamentation is subtle and discrete, while the interior is elaborated with Art Deco motifs.

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Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Ward County Courthouse", [Minot, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-WD6.

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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, 139-139.

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