Fremont County Courthouse (Iowa)

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Fremont County Courthouse
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Fremont County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in Iowa
Fremont County Courthouse (Iowa)
Fremont County Courthouse (Iowa) is located in the US
Fremont County Courthouse (Iowa)
Location Clay St.
Sidney, Iowa
Coordinates 40°44′45″N 95°38′37″W / 40.74583°N 95.64361°W / 40.74583; -95.64361Coordinates: 40°44′45″N 95°38′37″W / 40.74583°N 95.64361°W / 40.74583; -95.64361
Built 1889
MPS County Courthouses in Iowa TR
NRHP Reference # 81000238 [1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1981

The Fremont County Courthouse, located in Sidney, Iowa, United States, was built in 1889. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource.[1] The courthouse is the second structure to house court functions and county administration.

History[edit]

The first county seat in Fremont County was Austin and court sessions were held in a storeroom. The county seat moved to Sydney in 1851 and commissioners erected a two-story brick building that featured a tower and a tin roof in 1860 for $40,000.[2] The structure was heavily damaged in an explosion in 1863. While the county spent money to repair the building the roof and second floor were too badly damaged.[3] The current courthouse is a two-story structure of brick with granite columns flanking the main entrance constructed in 1889. It features a central entry in a squat tower and several shed dormers along the roofline.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Stanek, Edward and Jacqueline (1976). Iowa's Magnificent County Courthouses. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead. p. 78. ISBN 0-87069-189-9. 
  3. ^ "Fremont County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-03-03.