Iowa's Courthouses: Taylor County

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A view from the south. Shows the front of the building, arched entrance and tall clocktower. A civil war memorial is in the foreground
Courthouse design used Romanesque architecture
The west side of the courthouse. Arch details seen above the third floor center windows, The white clocktower tops the building
A closer view of the civil war monument "in memory of the defenders of our union 1881-1885. The courthouse is in the background
Built in 1892 by F.M. Ellis
plaque for Taylor County Courthouse 1892-93. This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Interior photographs of the courthouse

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Taylor County Website (from Bedford city web page)

Iowa Judicial Branch: Taylor  County Courthouse History
National  Register of Historical Places: Added in 1981
Taylor County and courthouse history: My Iowa Genealogy
Postcard images, including views of 1863 Courthouse:

Information on Civil War Memorials: Iowa Civil War Memorials; White Bronze Monuments; Civil War Monuments of Connecticut and Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Information on Bedford Stone used for the exterior.

Photographs were taken on September 9, 2008 around 5:00 p.m.