Thursday, January 8, 2009

Winneshiek County Courthouse at Decorah

Winneshiek County’s first courthouse was built in Decorah in 1858. It took several elections for voters to approve a new courthouse. The second county courthouse was designed by architects Kinney & Detweiler, with construction beginning in 1903 by O.H. Olson contractors. This courthouse, which underwent renovation to the second and third floors in 1990-91, still serves Winneshiek County today. The courthouse is part of the Broadway-Phelps Park Historic District, added in 1976 to the National Register of Historical Places.

Visit the Winneshiek County Convention & Visitors Bureau web site for more information.

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