Iowa's Courthouses: Polk County

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Staircases open up to murals on the fourth floor by Charles A. Cummings and Edward Simmons.
circular stained glass ceiling, with gold and blue designs in the dome surrounding the glass
The stained glass window over the rotunda. Note the ornate ceiling and dome.
golden goddesses holding trumpets, surround text with inspirational messages
Golden goddesses stand guard in the alcoves around the rotunda
Lamp with two light bulbs designed to look like flames
Lanterns line the hallway - originally gas lamps, now electrified
Exterior photos of the Polk County Courthouse

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Interior photos were taken on March 19, 2009 around noon.