Sunday, December 21, 2008

Page County Courthouse in Clarinda

Page County’s third courthouse was designed using Italianate and Gothic styles by architects Foster & Liebbe, and built in 1885. Originally a large clocktower graced the top of the structure, but that was removed in 1950 for safety reasons. The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
In 1991, a fire gutted the courthouse, destroying many beautiful and historic features; all the courthouse records were water-damaged, but able to be saved.
In 1993, an extensive reconstruction project to restore the courthouse back to its original architecture (including the clocktower) was designed by architects Brooks, Borg & Skiles and completed by contractor Barton Douglas, Inc. Courthouse business resumed in the renovated building in 1994.

Visit the Page County web site for more information.

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