Hughes County Courthouse

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Hughes County Courthouse
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Hughes County Courthouse is located in South Dakota
Hughes County Courthouse
Location Capitol Ave. between Grand and Euclid Aves., Pierre, South Dakota
Coordinates 44°22′9″N 100°21′2″W / 44.36917°N 100.35056°W / 44.36917; -100.35056Coordinates: 44°22′9″N 100°21′2″W / 44.36917°N 100.35056°W / 44.36917; -100.35056
Area less than one acre
Built 1934–35
Built by Henry Carlson Co.
Architect Hugill & Blatherwick
Architectural style Moderne, Art Deco
Governing body Local
MPS County Courthouses of South Dakota MPS
NRHP Reference # 92001859[1]
Added to NRHP February 10, 1993

The Hughes County Courthouse, located on Capitol Avenue in Pierre, is the center of government of Hughes County, South Dakota. The courthouse was built from 1934 to 1935, replacing a building built in 1883. Architects Hugill & Blatherwick designed the building in the Moderne style with Art Deco details, a common design choice in courthouses of the period. While their design was generally minimalist, it includes some Art Deco decorations, such as spandrels with patterned brickwork that divide the vertically arranged windows.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 10, 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Hughes County Courthouse". Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary: Pierre and Fort Pierre, South Dakota. National Park Service. Retrieved July 4, 2013.