Wapello County Courthouse, Ottumwa, Iowa
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 41° 01.194 W 092° 24.679
15T E 549494 N 4541133
Quick Description: Wapello County's Courthouse was Built in 1892.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2007 5:34:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM1TPM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 230

Long Description:
This five story, rough cut sandstone building in Ottumwa, Iowa is the fourth courthouse to serve Wapello County. It originally had a corner clock tower and several large chimneys. To relieve stress and preserve the building these were removed, along with 450 tons of bricks, in 1950.

A statue of Chief Wapello stands atop the Courthouse. The building was placed on the National Historical Register in 1981.
Year Built: 1892-1894

Current Use of Building: Courthouse

Level of Courts: County

Architect: C. Stanfford

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1894-present

Physical Address:
101 West Fourth Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501


Related Website: [Web Link]

Hours: Not listed

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