Lucas County Courthouse (Iowa)
Lucas County Courthouse
|Location||Courthouse Square Chariton, Iowa|
|Architect||G.J. Stewart & Co|
|MPS||County Courthouses in Iowa TR|
|NRHP Reference #||81000254 |
|Added to NRHP||July 2, 1981|
The Lucas County Courthouse in Chariton, Iowa, United States was built in 1893. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource. The courthouse is the third building the county has used for court functions and county administration.
Lucas County’s first courthouse was constructed of oak logs in 1850. The 1 1⁄2-story building was built for $374. The second courthouse was a 50-square-foot (4.6 m2) building that cost between $15,000 and $20,000 to build. Its foundation was made of logs. The present courthouse was built of stone in the Romanesque Revival style. The tower was originally topped by a spire.