Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Divide County Court House

Just over one hundred years ago the
cornerstone was laid for the Divide County
Court House in Crosby, North Dakota and
it looks much as it did back then with no
major alterations to either the exterior
or interior.

This is one of several grand North
Dakotan court houses designed by the
firm of Buechner and Orth.  While most
of their designs feature a dome with a
skylight, this is one of only a few that has
painted murals.  The murals here depict
pioneer life: an early farmstead with sod
house, natives on horseback (note the
writing rock petroglyph on the right hand
side), a railroad town and a dairy farm.

I arrived here late on a Friday afternoon
and expected to find the building closed
for the weekend.  But, luck was on my
side as the front doors were still open and
a few people were still busy in their
offices.  After a few friendly words they
graciously allowed me to photograph this
outstanding building.

It was listed on the National Register of
Historic Places in 1980.

Photographed on October 27, 2017.

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

Crosby, North Dakota, court house, historical

2 comments:

  1. Very nice! Wonderful murals.

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    1. This place is sincerely like walking a hundred years into the past. Really beautiful!

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