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Billings County Courthouse, historical exterior view, Medora, N.D.
Billings County Courthouse, historical exterior view, Medora, N.D.
TitleBillings County Courthouse, historical exterior view, Medora, N.D.
Date of Original1977?
DescriptionThis black-and-white photo of the exterior of the Billings County Courthouse in Medora, N.D. shows the original white paint scheme of the structure. The oldest section of the building is the first floor of the two story center section believed to originate in the 1880s. The second story was added during renovations in 1913. Buttes can be seen in the background, and trees on the right. The foreground is predominantly grass. The monument to the Billings County veterans of World War II can be partially seen in the right foreground.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectArt & Architecture
Court houses
Law
Subject (LCTGM)County government
Wooden buildings
Organization NameBillings County Courthouse (Medora, N.D.)
LocationMedora (N.D.)
AddressMedora (N.D.) - 4th Street
Medora (N.D.) - 4th Avenue
Decade1970-1979
Item Number32BI66-02
Format of OriginalSlides
NotesTitle created by staff.
ContributorTester, John
Contributor RoleArchitect (1913 remodel)
RelationPart of a National Register Nomination 1977-05-03.
Biography/HistoryThe Billings County Courthouse in Medora (N.D.) was originally built as a dwelling (possibly in the 1880s) and was later converted to a courthouse and jail. A second story was added to the building in 1913, and subsequent additions were added in 1953. In 1976 the courthouse was sheathed in red cedar to replace the original white paint scheme. The courthouse was entered into the National Register of Historic Places 1977-12-16.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (32BI66-02)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh32BI6602
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