As soon as the seat of Esmeralda County moved to the mining boom town of Goldfield in 1907, the town set to work erecting a courthouse. The rusticated stone structure stands two stories tall, with a jail wing at the rear. The crenellated corner parapets and a central stepped parapet make the courthouse look like a castle, albeit one with windows too large for any medieval building. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries crenellations were popular for buildings that needed to look solid and fortress-like, such as prisons and armories. The courtroom is well preserved, retaining its colored glass lamps on the bench and original furniture and fixtures.
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Esmeralda County Courthouse
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