Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dallas County Courthouse in Adel

This site will serve as a forum to share my recent visits to Iowa's courthouses. I look forward to submissions from you - current photos, historical photos, anecdotes, interesting facts and trivia related to our courthouses.

My first post highlights Dallas County's courthouse in Adel. This is the county's fourth courthouse, dedicated in 1902. Its architect, George Bird, was inspired by the Azay-le-Rideau Chateau in France. The courthouse features Bedford stone walls, turret corners, and a 128 foot clock tower.

Dallas County has instituted strict security in the wake of several high profile cases. Cameras are not permitted in the courthouse, with exceptions only for credentialed members of the media and rare circumstances.

Visit the Dallas County website for more information.

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