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Wessington Springs in Jerauld County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Jerauld County Courthouse

 
 
Jerauld County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
1. Jerauld County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. This courthouse was built in 1930 at a cost of $120,000. It had an unusual design for a courthouse at that time, being Modern American instead of Classical. The exterior is brick, trimmed with Bedford Stone. The interior has terrazzo floors, wainscoting, and balustrades of Tennessee Tavernelle marble, and much ornamental plaster. Historical displays are located on the main floor.
 
Location. 44° 4.706′ N, 98° 34.243′ W. Marker is in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, in Jerauld County. Marker is at the intersection of Dakota Avenue South and 1st Street SW, on the right when traveling north on Dakota Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is located at the courthouse parking lot entrance on the west (back) side of the courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Wallace Avenue South, Wessington Springs SD 57382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wessington Springs, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stratton Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wessington Springs Roadside Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rube Goldberg Ski Lift Gadget (approx.
Jerauld County Courthouse Marker (<i>wide view; parking lot, courthouse west side in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
2. Jerauld County Courthouse Marker (wide view; parking lot, courthouse west side in background)
0.3 miles away); Robert S. Vessey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shakespeare Garden/Ann Hathaway Cottage (approx. half a mile away); The Shakespeare Garden (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is a painted metal plaque, mounted on a waist-high post.
 
Regarding Jerauld County Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places (1993)
 
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (1993). The Courthouse exhibits the design features of the Art Deco style which enjoyed widespread use for public and commercial buildings in the United States between 1925 and 1940. The arrangement of the facade with the ends stepped back, the vertical emphasis created by the strips of windows with spandrel panels, and the stylized geometric motif topping the piers separating the windows are all defining features of the style. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Jerauld County Courthouse (<i>west side; view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
3. Jerauld County Courthouse (west side; view from near marker)
Jerauld County Courthouse (<i>entrance detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
4. Jerauld County Courthouse (entrance detail)
Jerauld County Courthouse (<i>east/front/Wallace Avenue view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
5. Jerauld County Courthouse (east/front/Wallace Avenue view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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