Gem County Courthouse

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Gem County Courthouse
Gem County Courthouse is located in Idaho
Gem County Courthouse
Gem County Courthouse is located in the US
Gem County Courthouse
Location Main St. and McKinley Ave., Emmett, Idaho
Coordinates 43°52′31″N 116°29′42″W / 43.875250°N 116.495106°W / 43.875250; -116.495106Coordinates: 43°52′31″N 116°29′42″W / 43.875250°N 116.495106°W / 43.875250; -116.495106
Area less than one acre
Built 1938 (1938)
Built by Richardson, David
Architect Hummel, Frank
Architectural style Modern Movement, Art Deco
MPS Tourtellotte and Hummel Architecture TR
NRHP reference # 82000347[1]
Added to NRHP November 17, 1982

The Gem County Courthouse, located at the intersection of Main St. and McKinley Ave. in Emmett, is the county courthouse serving Gem County, Idaho. The courthouse was built in 1938 to give the small county a government building, as it had been without one since the previous courthouse burned in 1920. Architect Frank Hummel of Tourtellotte and Hummel designed the Art Deco building. The two-and-one-half story concrete building features a projecting three-story entrance with fluted columns and cross vents on either side of the doorway. Each side of the front facade features four sets of windows separated by fluted pilasters.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 17, 1982.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Inventory Sheet For Group Nominations: Gem County Courthouse" (PDF). Idaho State Historical Society. Retrieved July 2, 2014.