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Dubuque County Courthouse #2 of 2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 January 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

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.

NIKON D7000 1/90 second F/8.0 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Harry from Apex, NC, United States

you've got a little parallax distortion here, but you have done a good job of capturing this massive and impressive building in one shot.

17 Jan 2019 5:13am

Martine Girard from brest, France

J'aime les formes et les couleurs.

17 Jan 2019 5:41am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really a beautiful colored building. Nice architecture.

17 Jan 2019 5:51am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique cadrage et vue quel édifice et rendu avec l'angle et cette architecture superbe
Belle journée

17 Jan 2019 6:03am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very handsome

17 Jan 2019 6:42am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Une jolie bâtisse en bicolore.
Belle compo.
Bonne journée Steven

17 Jan 2019 6:42am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice building.

17 Jan 2019 6:48am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Impressionnante cette bâtisse !
Superbe !

17 Jan 2019 6:59am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Jolie bâtisse

17 Jan 2019 7:01am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Bel équilibre d'architecture

17 Jan 2019 7:47am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A beautiful building ! It's impressive

17 Jan 2019 8:10am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Impressionnant ce bâtiment !

17 Jan 2019 9:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That style never fades . . a treasure for sure.

17 Jan 2019 9:22am

London Caller from United Kingdom

The design of this court is very unusual to me.
So it's very refreshing.
I can spot at least three statues of Lady Justice. :)

17 Jan 2019 9:44am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really magnificent !

17 Jan 2019 9:59am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This really is a magnificent building. Excellent capture.

17 Jan 2019 10:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Impressively reaching for the sky. Well captured

17 Jan 2019 10:27am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Magnífica vista de arquitectura, con genial color y luz. ***** Buenos días.

17 Jan 2019 10:30am

existence artistique from Angers, France


17 Jan 2019 11:24am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful and impressiv ! A superb framing .

17 Jan 2019 11:29am

Marité from France

Quel édifice imposant !!! On n'imagine pas le nombre de pièces à l'intérieur...
Bonne journée

17 Jan 2019 2:30pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely architecture...simple, elegant and imposing..
Thank you for the write up too! very informative !

17 Jan 2019 3:22pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I find this point of view very imposing - a certain grandeur is captured.

17 Jan 2019 4:02pm

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

That's a beautiful courthouse, Steven... Nicely done... :)

17 Jan 2019 4:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An impressive building. A superb design.

17 Jan 2019 4:50pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un batiment très joli avec ces mélanges de couleurs et textures.

17 Jan 2019 6:32pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing architecture.

17 Jan 2019 6:37pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Très belle aussi sous cet angle !

17 Jan 2019 8:17pm

Adela Fonts from Bar Grcelona, Spain

A fantastic architecture Thanks for your words that accompany the image...

17 Jan 2019 10:37pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love this kind of handsome ornate architecture, especially when it is so well respected and preserved over the many decades. Superb framing and another trademark Steven sky to show it off.

17 Jan 2019 10:58pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

the golden dome was a surprise to me

17 Jan 2019 11:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful building from all directions. A gorgeous capture.

17 Jan 2019 11:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

It is a magnificent building. The architecture is exquisite. I love the colors! This is a gorgeous image!

18 Jan 2019 12:07am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

As a fan of courthouses, I've got to say this one is really beautiful.

18 Jan 2019 2:01am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Sous un autre angle, je préfère cette prise de vue, à la précédente.

18 Jan 2019 3:25am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

So beautiful! I love this one, Steven!

18 Jan 2019 5:14am

Ginnie from Netherlands

This may be the best courthouse I've ever seen, Steven! Seriously.

18 Jan 2019 6:16am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Magnificent example of neoclassical building. I like it

18 Jan 2019 7:15am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a beautiful building

18 Jan 2019 10:16am

Joelle from France

Bel angle de vue, impressionnante architecture :-)

18 Jan 2019 11:10am

Remus from Portugal

As the # 1, also this photo is very well.
This really is a magnificent building.

18 Jan 2019 5:01pm

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful building. Very impressive. And a fine shot. Excellent. :)

18 Jan 2019 6:22pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A impressive building and a beautiful architecture.
A fantastic photo made you.

18 Jan 2019 8:36pm

willy from Belgium

superbe photo de ce magnifique bâtisse Steven

bravo !

19 Jan 2019 7:43pm

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice building.

20 Jan 2019 8:38am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful architecture !

21 Jan 2019 3:28pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Such a beautiful building!!

22 Jan 2019 3:41am