Monday, February 16, 2009

Grundy County Courthouse in Grundy Center

Grundy County was named for Felix Grundy, a statesman and U.S. Attorney General. Grundy County’s first courthouse was built in 1857. It was a two-story wood structure with eight sides, known as the “Old Cheese Box.”

The current courthouse, a Romanesque style sandstone structure, was designed by architects Kramer & Zoll, with the cornerstone laid in 1891. The stone came from Stone City, Iowa, Cleveland, Ohio, and Keosota, Minnesota; all stone was cut on the construction site. The clock was added to the tower in 1900. The Grundy County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.

Visit the Grundy County web site for more information.

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