Sunday, February 22, 2009

Warren County Courthouse in Indianola

Warren County was named for patriot Joseph Warren, who died at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Warren County’s first courthouse was a two-story log cabin built in 1851. It was also used for a church, school, and other public meetings.

The second courthouse, designed by C. A. Dunham, was completed in 1868. The Victorian building was constructed with brick and stone. In 1935, the building deteriorated to the point that walls bulged, and brick panels above the balcony fell to the ground.

Warren County’s third courthouse, designed in PWA Moderne style by Keffer and Jones, was completed in 1939. It was constructed with buff colored brick and Bedford stone. An addition to expand the jail and office space was built in 1988. The Warren County courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Visit the Warren County web site for more information.

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