Iowa's Courthouses: Davis County

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A view of the south side of the courthouse
This building was designed using Second Empire style architecture
Cornerstone: Laid Aug 22, 1877 by the Masonic order W J Law, Acting Grand Master
historical plaque on the courthouse lawn: "1877 Davis County Courthouse" followed by a large paragraph of information
Built in 1877 by T. J. Tolan & Son, architects; Larkworthy & Menke, contractors
Close view of the clocktower. A statue of Justice is at the peak

Iowa Courthouses blog: Davis County

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Davis County Website

Iowa Judicial Branch: Davis County Courthouse History
National  Register of Historical Places: Added in 1974
Davis County and courthouse history: My Iowa Genealogy
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Information on T.J. Tolan, Architect

Information on the Statue of Liberty replica: BSA Troop 101; Scouting Magazine article on "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty"

These photos were taken on September 20, 2008 at 2:50 p.m. We visited six counties in south central Iowa following a morning at Living History Farms. Davis County was our fourth stop for the day.