Blaine County Courthouse (Idaho)

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Blaine County Courthouse
Blaine County Courthouse, Hailey ID1.jpg
Blaine County Courthouse (Idaho) is located in Idaho
Blaine County Courthouse (Idaho)
Blaine County Courthouse (Idaho) is located in the United States
Blaine County Courthouse (Idaho)
Location1st and Croy Sts., Hailey, Idaho
Coordinates43°31′8″N 114°18′42″W / 43.51889°N 114.31167°W / 43.51889; -114.31167Coordinates: 43°31′8″N 114°18′42″W / 43.51889°N 114.31167°W / 43.51889; -114.31167
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectHorace Greeley Knapp
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #78001050[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 17, 1978

The Blaine County Courthouse in Hailey, Idaho is a historic building built in 1883 to serve Alturas County, which later became Blaine County. It is a three-story building that held county offices, a jail, and a courtroom, and, at $40,000 building cost, was the most expensive building in the Idaho Territory, hurting Alturas County financially.[2] Located at 1st and Croy Sts., it was designed by Horace Greeley Knapp in Italianate style. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

The brick building stands on a raised cutstone basement. According to its National Register nomination, its "most striking features are its cast iron window sills. Originally cast iron pediments capped these windows as well."[3]:2


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Historic Old Hailey: A Nineteenth Century Town" (PDF). Blaine County Historical Museum. May 2007.
  3. ^ Don Hibbard (December 2, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Blaine County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved April 27, 2017. With two photos from 1975 and 1977.