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Pipestone County Courthouse, Pipestone, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 43° 59.865 W 096° 19.107
14T E 715001 N 4875119
Quick Description: This beautiful Beaux Arts courthouse was constructed in 1901.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 11:36:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM3ZM0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 12

Long Description:
Pipestone County's courthouse was constructed in 1901 at a co. st of $45,000. The elaborate design is described as Beaux Arts style but it features a Renaissance dome and a style that suggests Richardsonian architecture. The building is rectangular with small bays and projecting entrances. It is considered an outstanding example of local use of quartzite stone.

The dome has four clock faces, each showing a different time. These were always intended to be decorative only. There are no associated clockworks. A bronze statue of Lady Justice tops the dome. The courthouse sits in a large square a few blocks from the downtown area of Pipestone. The building underwent renovations in 1980, then was completely renovated and restored in 1995 and rededicated in 1996.
Street address:
416 S. Hiawatha
Pipestone, MN USA
56164


County / Borough / Parish: Pipestone

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Government/Courthouse

Current function: Government/Courthouse

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 4:30 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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