Iowa's Courthouses: Des Moines County

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Photo of southeast corner of courthouse. Shows entire east side of the building Closer view of east entrance. Shows steps to door, and raised text near top of building "Des Moines County Court House"
Cornerstone: Erected A.D. MCMXXXIX
P.W.A. Construction. Built in 1939 by Keffer and Jones
Momument with stone carvings on east lawn, shows Indian bust. From previous courthouse

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Des Moines County Website

Iowa Judicial Branch: Des Moines County Courthouse History
National Register of Historical Places: Added in 2003 (Press release from State Historical Society of Iowa)
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Photos taken on October 4, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. The main entrance faces east toward the Mississippi River, so great lighting for photos.