Dundy County Courthouse

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Dundy County Courthouse
Dundy County, Nebraska courthouse from SW 1.jpg
Dundy County Courthouse is located in Nebraska
Dundy County Courthouse
Dundy County Courthouse is located in the United States
Dundy County Courthouse
LocationW. 7th Ave. and Chief St., Benkelman, Nebraska
Coordinates40°3′2″N 101°31′59″W / 40.05056°N 101.53306°W / 40.05056; -101.53306Coordinates: 40°3′2″N 101°31′59″W / 40.05056°N 101.53306°W / 40.05056; -101.53306
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1921
Built bySimmons, A.T.
Architectural styleLate 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
MPSCounty Courthouses of Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference #89002237[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 10, 1990

The Dundy County Courthouse, located at W. 7th Ave. and Chief St. in Benkelman, Nebraska, was built in 1921.

It is significant for association with government and for its architecture. Relative to other Nebraska "county citadel"-type courthouses, it has an unusual degree of geometric ornamentation.[2]

It was designed by architect A.T. Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois, who had previously designed the Chase County Courthouse in adjacent Chase County, Nebraska.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ a b Barbara Beving Long (November 12, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Dundy County Courthouse / DN01-18". National Park Service. and accompanying five photos from 1989

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