Stark County Courthouse (North Dakota)

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Stark County Courthouse
Stark County Courthouse (North Dakota) is located in North Dakota
Stark County Courthouse (North Dakota)
Location 3rd St. N, Dickinson, North Dakota
Coordinates 46°52′56″N 102°47′02″W / 46.88222°N 102.78389°W / 46.88222; -102.78389Coordinates: 46°52′56″N 102°47′02″W / 46.88222°N 102.78389°W / 46.88222; -102.78389
Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1936-1937
Architect William F. Kurke
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Local
MPS North Dakota County Courthouses TR
NRHP Reference # 85002991[1]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1985

Stark County Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Dickinson, North Dakota, United States, which was built in 1936-1937. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1985.[1]

It was built for $213,000, which then represented quite a building boom, giving encouragement "to the local population that the hardest part of the Depression had ended."[2]

It, along with the Hettinger County Courthouse (in Mott) is significant for its Art Deco architecture. Stark County Courthouse is more decorated. It was designed by William F. Kurke, a prolific architect.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Marty Perry (October 3, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Stark County Courthouse". National Park Service.  (pages 54-55 in ND Courthouses TR) and accompanying photos
  3. ^ Marty Perry (October 3, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: North Dakota County Courthouses (Thematic)". National Park Service.