Sac County Courthouse

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Sac County Courthouse
SacCityIA CountyCourthouse.jpg
Sac County Courthouse is located in Iowa
Sac County Courthouse
Sac County Courthouse is located in the US
Sac County Courthouse
Location Main St.
Sac City, Iowa
Coordinates 42°25′21″N 94°59′17″W / 42.42250°N 94.98806°W / 42.42250; -94.98806Coordinates: 42°25′21″N 94°59′17″W / 42.42250°N 94.98806°W / 42.42250; -94.98806
Built 1889
Architect J.M. Russell
Architectural style Vernacular Romanesque
MPS County Courthouses in Iowa TR
NRHP Reference # 81000268 [1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1981

The Sac County Courthouse in Sac City, 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 third building the county has used for court functions and county administration.


The first Sac County courthouse was a two-story brick building that was constructed in 1860.[2][3] The second courthouse, which was built in 1873, was destroyed in a fire in 1888. The present courthouse was built in 1889. J.M. Russell designed the building that is basically vernacular architecture with a reference to the Romanesque in the entrances arches.[4] The county used $15,000 in insurance money and the same amount raised by county citizens to build the courthouse.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Sac County Courthouse". Iowa Judicial Branch. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ Stanek, Edward and Jacqueline (1976). Iowa's Magnificent County Courthouses. Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead. p. 168. ISBN 0-87069-189-9. 
  4. ^ "Sac County Courthouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-12-30.