Boone County Courthouse (Iowa)

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Boone County Courthouse
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Boone County Courthouse
Boone County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in Iowa
Boone County Courthouse (Iowa)
Location N. State and W. 2nd Sts., Boone, Iowa
Coordinates 42°3′32″N 93°54′22″W / 42.05889°N 93.90611°W / 42.05889; -93.90611Coordinates: 42°3′32″N 93°54′22″W / 42.05889°N 93.90611°W / 42.05889; -93.90611
Built 1917
Architect Norman T. Vorse
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body Local
MPS County Courthouses in Iowa TR
NRHP Reference # 81000226 [1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1981

The Boone County Courthouse, located in Boone, Iowa, United States, was built in 1917. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource.[1] The courthouse is the third building the county has used for court functions and county administration.

History[edit]

The first county seat for Boone County was located in Boonesboro. The first building to properly be called a courthouse was constructed in 1856. It was a two-story building that cost the county $2,100 to construct.[2] When it was decided to build a new courthouse the town of Montana desired that the new building be built there. After two votes Boonesboro retained the county seat and a three-story brick courthouse was completed in 1868 for $35,000.[2] The town of Montana continued to grow and expand. It changed its name to Boone. It incorporated what had been Boonesboro in 1892. The present courthouse was completed in 1917 for $250,000.[2] The Renaissance Revival building features marble walls and terrazzo floors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Boone County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-02-26.