Jefferson County Courthouse (Boulder, Montana)

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Jefferson County Courthouse
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Jefferson County Courthouse (Boulder, Montana) is located in Montana
Jefferson County Courthouse (Boulder, Montana)
Jefferson County Courthouse (Boulder, Montana) is located in the US
Jefferson County Courthouse (Boulder, Montana)
Location 200 Centennial Ave.
Coordinates 46°14′09″N 112°07′16″W / 46.23583°N 112.12111°W / 46.23583; -112.12111Coordinates: 46°14′09″N 112°07′16″W / 46.23583°N 112.12111°W / 46.23583; -112.12111
Architect John Paulsen
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 80002422
Added to NRHP August 6, 1980[1]

Jefferson County Courthouse is a site on the National Register of Historic Places located in Boulder, Montana. It was added to the Register on August 6, 1980.

The building was authorized with a $40,000 bond issue in 1888 and was completed in 1889. The architect selected to design the building was John Paulsen, a German immigrant. The contractor was J.S. McKenzie. The design was a two-story Richardsonian Romanesque style built with local granite and locally manufactured brick, with a square tower with an octagonal spire and two turrets. Design elements drawn from the Middle Ages included gargoyles on each corner of the building, just under the eaves. The interior of the building has extensive carved woodwork. Today is one of the oldest courthouses in Montana still being used as such.[2]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Montana Historical Society placard at building location