Iowa's Courthouses: A Photographic Journey

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Architecture is reflected in the beauty of the Iowa's courthouses.

Along the journey, we started to notice similar styles, especially with structures built at the turn of the 20th century and PWA era.  You will discover architecture that was popular at different times, as well as architects that designed more than one courthouse.  A list of architects for Iowa's current courthouses is below.

Iowa architects: Stone carving decorating exterior of courthouse
Information on architectural styles used for Iowa's courthouses

The architectural styles listed for each courthouse was obtained primarily through my text references - I'll be comparing features with an illustrated architectural guide soon!

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Architects for current Iowa courthouses:
Allen, Truman D.     -Franklin and Hardin Counties
Altfillisch, Charles    -Allamakee County
Backlund, B.H. & Assoc     -Mills County
Bartlet, Benjamin .J.    -Palo Alto County
Beach, Wilfred W.          -Sioux County
Bell, Charles E.    -Delaware & Shelby Counties
Bell, C. E., Detweiler, M.S.  -Benton County

Bell, Mifflin E.       -Marion County
Berlinghof,George A.  -Crawford County
Bishop,John,et al.      -Mitchell County
Bryant, J.P.         -Ida County
Cervetti-Weber & Assoc  -Butler County
Cleveland, Mortimer B.   -Bremer County
Cochrane, John C.    -Marshall County
Dake & Dryden     -Poweshiek County
Dougher, Frevert & Ramsey   -Cherokee and
   Guthrie Counties
Dougher, James A.   -Emmet County
Dougher, Rich & Woodburn Scott, Kossuth,
Buchanan, Cass, Humboldt, Jones Counties
Ellis, Frank M.   -Taylor County
Foster, William & Liebbe, Henry F.   -Iowa, Lucas,
Page, Wapello, and Washington Counties
Frankhiser & Hutchens   -Wayne County
Frevert Ramsey    -Buena Vista County
Gernandt,W.F.    -Calhoun County
Hall,James,et al   -Van Buren County
Hamilton,H.R.P.   -Worth County
Hansen & Waggoner   -Floyd County
Harlow,J.L., Everingham,B.D.  -Howard County
Heer,Fridolin,& Son    -Dubuque County
Hollis & Miller     -Pottawattamie County
Keffer, Karl K. & Jones   -Audubon, Des Moines,
    Ringgold, and Warren Counties
Keffer, Jones & Thomas   -Louisa County
Kinney & Detweiler  -Clay, Plymouth, and
    Winneshiek Counties
Kinney & Orth    -Winnebago County
Kinney, Frank W.     -Osceola and Hancock Counties
Koch,Henry C.      -Mahaska, Montgomery,
      Jefferson, and Webster County
Kramer & Zoll    -Grundy County
Latenser & Sons   -Carroll County
Liebenberg & Kaplan    -Cerro Gordo
Mansfield, G.Stanley    -Clinton County
Maxon, Stiles E.   -Fremont, Monona,
    and Adair Counties
Mazzuchelli, Fr. Samuel   -Lee County
      (Fort Madison)
McNeil, William J.   -Jackson County
Mills, Joseph E.     -Muscatine and
      Harrison Counties
Parsons, William R., & Son   -Tama and
    Wright Counties
Piquenard,A. H.   -Madison County
Proudfoot, William & Bird, George    -Dallas,
      Jasper,  and Polk Counties
Proudfoot, Bird & Rawson    -Greene and
      Pocahontas Counties
Ralston, John G.  & Ralston, Glen E.
      -Chickasaw County
Ralston, J.G.      -Fayette County
RDG Planning and Design  
        -Dickinson County
Royer, Joseph W.  -Henry and Linn Counties
Rush, A. William    -Johnson County
Russell, Jay M.   -Sac County
Schwartz,Joseph    -Lyon County
Smith & Gage   -Appanoose County
Smith & Keffer    -O'Brien County
Smith, Voorhees & Jensen Assoc.  
    -Hamilton County
Smith, Oliver O.       -Monroe County
Smith,Wetherell and Gage  -Decatur County
Soenke & Wayland    -Cedar County
Toenjes & Stenson   -Black Hawk County
Tolan,T. J.,& Sons    -Davis County
Vorse,Norman T.    -Boone County
Steele, William L.; Purcell & Elmslie, assoc.  
    -Woodbury County
Wells, Kastner, & Schipper   -Story County
Wetherell & Gage  -Keokuk County
Williamson, Loebsack & Assoc   -Clarke, Union,
      and Adams County