Jackson County Courthouse (Minnesota)

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Jackson County Courthouse
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Jackson County Courthouse (Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Jackson County Courthouse (Minnesota)
Jackson County Courthouse (Minnesota) is located in the US
Jackson County Courthouse (Minnesota)
Location 413 4th St., Jackson, Minnesota
Coordinates 43°37′16.4″N 94°59′24.3″W / 43.621222°N 94.990083°W / 43.621222; -94.990083Coordinates: 43°37′16.4″N 94°59′24.3″W / 43.621222°N 94.990083°W / 43.621222; -94.990083
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1909[3]
Architect Buechner and Orth
Architectural style Beaux Arts
NRHP Reference #

77000747[1]

[2]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1977

The Jackson County Courthouse, located at 413 4th Street in the city of Jackson, Jackson County in the U.S. state of Minnesota consists of a Bedford limestone Beaux Arts courthouse featuring a high, segmented dome adorned with a cast statue of Lady Justice, columns supporting a gable overhang, a shield pediment, and symmetrical pavilions.[3]

The building was built by Charles Skooglun of Saint Paul at a cost $117,435 in 1908-1909. The imposing structure is topped by a two-plus-story dome with stained glass windows. This sits over an octagonal atrium with terrazzo floors, marbled plaster walls, and a second-floor courtroom painted by immigrants with extensive murals; they depict scenes such as a frontier cabin, a railroad, Romans engaged in engineering and construction, and three women (justice, liberty, and equality) guarding a judge's bench.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. 2007-10-31. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jackson County Courthouse". Minnesota Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 

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