The Dubuque County Courthouse is located in Dubuque, Iowa. The current building was built in 1891 to replace an earlier building that was built in 1839. The courthouse serves as the center of county government offices, and is a dominant landmark in the downtown Dubuque area. It is located at Seventh and Central Ave in Dubuque.
The Dubuque County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was one of the first buildings in the Dubuque area so honored. Fridolin Heer – who designed several other notable buildings in Dubuque – was chosen as the architect for this project. Heer decided to use Beaux Arts Architecture – a large and grand style with a great amount of detail, large columns, elaborate moldings, and free standing statuary in the design of the courthouse.
The building is 88 feet by 125 feet in size. A 190 foot high central tower is capped with a bronze statue of Lady Justice that is 14 feet tall. Other pewter statues are also on the building. Several other statues were taken down during World War I and melted down to provide material for the war effort.
A four-shot panoramic view captured on October 15, 2018.
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