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Front facade, Cass County Courthouse, Fargo, N.D.
Front facade, Cass County Courthouse, Fargo, N.D.
TitleFront facade, Cass County Courthouse, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1983-08-20
CreatorJenkinson, Tom
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe front entrance of the Cass County Courthouse in Fargo, North Dakota is surrounded by a slightly projecting 2 1/2 story facade terminating in a fully pedimented gabled roof. The French Second Empire style central clock tower is the highest portion of the structure. An expanse of lawn and mature trees grace the foreground.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectArt & Architecture
Court houses
Subject (LCTGM)Courthouses
Government facilities
County government
Subject (AAT)Renaissance Revival
Second Empire
Organization NameCass County Courthouse (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 9th Street S.
Decade1980-1989
Item Number32CS1335-06
Format of OriginalSlides
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryBuilt in 1904-06, the Court House is actually the third Cass County Court House. After the second courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1903, this "new" courthouse was built with a fireproof design, using as little wood as possible. The structure is a Revival style with Renaissance Revival details and a French Second Empire style central clocktower. The facade is a smooth Port Wing brownstone with rusticated stone foundation. The courthouse was entered into the National Register of Historic Places 1983-12-22.
Bibliographic ReferenceNational Register of Historic Places Nomination filed 1983-11-14.
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 (32CS1335-06)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh32CS133506
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