Saturday, December 6, 2008

Kossuth County Courthouse in Algona

Algona is the county seat for Kossuth County, Iowa's largest county. The statue in front of the courthouse honors the 19th century Hungarian patriot, Lajos Kossuth. Kossuth County's third courthouse was designed by Dougher, Rich & Woodburn and was dedicated in 1955. The concrete structure is faced with light brick and stone.

The brick courtyard in front of the statue of Kossuth is a great feature - it creates a map of the county, with townships and cities represented.

Kossuth County has other architectural features worth seeing. A "jewel box" bank designed by Louis H. Sullivan is now the home to Algona's Chamber of Commerce. The Grotto of the Redemption is located in West Bend.

Visit the Kossuth County website for more information.

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