Monday, December 8, 2008

Jones County Courthouse in Anamosa

Jones County also had two county seats, Edinburgh and Newport, prior to Lexington, which was later renamed to Anamosa. Private homes and rent-free rooms were used for courthouse activity between courthouses. Designed by Dougher, Rich & Woodburn in 1936, it is one of ten Iowa courthouses from the P.W.A. era that earned entry in 2003 to the National Register of Historic Places.

Compare this courthouse with the Cass County courthouse (posted December 9, 2008). They were both designed by the same architectural firm – interesting how many features are similar!

Visit the Jones County website for more information

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