Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Audubon County Courthouse in Audubon

Audubon County was named after John James Audubon, nineteenth century naturalist and painter. The county seat was in Hamlin’s Grove, Exira, and finally in the town of Audubon. The current courthouse, designed by architects Keffer & Jones, was built in 1939. It is one of ten courthouses from the P.W.A. era that earned entry in 2003 to the National Register of Historic Places.

John James Audubon Plaza, west of the courthouse, features a statue of Audubon and his dog, and a series of mosaics modeled after Audubon’s bird image plates.

Visit the Audubon County website for more information.

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