Faribault County Courthouse, 415, North Main Street, Fairbault, Minnesota

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Faribault County Courthouse

The ourthouse in 1881
Address: 415 Main Street N
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State/province
Faribault, Minnesota
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State/province:
Faribault County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1891-1892
Primary Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Architect or source of design: C.S. Dunham
Builder: S.J. Hoban
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Roof: Ceramic Tile

Faribault Faribault County


Before the courthouse was built, county record fit into a single trunk, and moved from one place to another. When land for a courthouse house was finally purchased for $1.50, a richardsonian romanesque building was erected. The builder, S.J. Hoban, was known for his extravagance and decorations of the building were not held back upon. Without Syrian arches of the entrance, columnes on the tower, and a gargoyle in the form of a satyr's head, this courthouse would be little more than average. Various towers and chimineys have been taken down over the years, the boasting seven-story courner tower also has a spiral staircase on the interior, has servived, with thanks to a 1976 Bicenteninial Commission grant.[1]

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