Faribault County Courthouse

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Faribault County Courthouse
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Faribault County Courthouse
Location 415 N. Main
Blue Earth, Minnesota
Coordinates 43°38′32.59″N 94°6′10.61″W / 43.6423861°N 94.1029472°W / 43.6423861; -94.1029472Coordinates: 43°38′32.59″N 94°6′10.61″W / 43.6423861°N 94.1029472°W / 43.6423861; -94.1029472
Built 1891
Architect S.J. Hoban; C.S. Dunham
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
MPS Faribault County MRA (AD)
NRHP Reference # 77000731 [1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1977

The Faribault County Courthouse in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was completed in December 1892 at a cost of $70,000. Materials included Kasota limestone, sand from the Blue Earth River bottoms, red brick above the rusticated sandstone ground floor, and clay tile for the roof. The arches at the entrance rest on short columns with foliated capitals, a hallmark of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Between the arches is a gargoyle in the form of a satyr's head. The most prominent feature is a seven-story tower on the corner.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Building Location Details: Faribault County Courthouse". Minnesota Judicial Branch. Archived from the original on 2006-10-11. Retrieved 2007-06-06.