Davenport was named as the Scott county seat in 1838. The first courthouse was built in 1842, and replaced in 1886. The second courthouse suffered severe termite damage to the support beams, additionally it was sinking into the sandy soil on which it sat.
Today’s courthouse, with its all aluminum exterior, was designed by Dougher, Rich, and Woodburn, and built in 1955 by Arthur Ebeling Assoc. An addition to the courthouse and jail designed by Larrison and Associates was completed in 2008.
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