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South Bend in Pacific County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Pacific County Courthouse

 
 
Pacific County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2015
1. Pacific County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Registered National
Historic Place
Washington State Advisory Council
on Historic Preservation

Pacific County Courthouse
Under the provisions of the
National Historic Preservation
Act of 1966, this property possesses
exceptional value in illustrating
American History and Culture

Entered in the
National Register of Historic Places
July 20, 1977
by the
U.S. Department of the Interior

Washington State
Office of Archaeology and
Historic Preservation

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1977.
 
Location. 46° 39.753′ N, 123° 48.604′ W. Marker is in South Bend, Washington, in Pacific County. Marker is on Memorial Drive south of West Cowlitz Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the Pacific County Courthouse grounds, beside the walkway, at the northeast corner of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Memorial Drive, South Bend WA 98586, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raymond Public Library (approx. 4.1 miles away); 1857 (approx. 7.2 miles away); Willie Keil Grave (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is a large metal tablet, mounted vertically, at ground-level, on a large stone at the northeast corner of the courthouse.
 
Regarding Pacific County Courthouse. National Register of Historic Places #77001348 (1977)
 
Also see . . .  History of the Pacific County Courthouse. Courthouse website entry:
The present Courthouse, dubbed "The Gilded Palace of Extravagance," was designed by C. Lewis Wilson and Company of Chehalis, Washington, under the direction of County Commissioners John R. Goutler, Ray Wheaton, and Howard M. Wilson in 1909. The contract for the construction work was finally awarded to the Northwest Bridge Company of Portland, Oregon, in 1910. The contract called for a completed building by October 1, 1910. The building was not ready until June 20, 1911. The final cost, art glass dome included, added up to $132,000.
The Courthouse has undergone minor remodeling during its history but essentially remains unchanged from the day it was built. The one exception was the cleaning and restoration of the art glass dome. Seventy years of accumulated dust and deteriorating
Pacific County Courthouse Marker (<i>wide view; northeast corner of courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2015
2. Pacific County Courthouse Marker (wide view; northeast corner of courthouse in background)
soldering were finally ordered repaired in the spring of 1980. The price tag was $144,700, nearly $13,000 more than the cost of constructing the whole building in 1910. (Submitted on January 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Pacific County Courthouse image. Click for more information.
via Naional park Service, unknown
3. Pacific County Courthouse
NPGallery: Digital Asset Management System website entry
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Pacific County Courthouse (<i>northeast corner; marker visibile at corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2015
4. Pacific County Courthouse (northeast corner; marker visibile at corner)
Pacific County Courthouse (<i>wide view from Cowlitz Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2015
5. Pacific County Courthouse (wide view from Cowlitz Street)
Pacific County Courthouse Entrance/Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2015
6. Pacific County Courthouse Entrance/Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on August 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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