Iowa's Courthouses: Taylor County

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Facing the judge's bench from the northwest corner. The bench is carved, with carved panel behind. The gallery seats are long wood benches.
The grand courtroom features original gallery benches, ornate bar, carved judge's bench and panel behind the judge. Note the tall windows and ceiling.
A metal spiral staircase leads from the clerk of court office to the back of the courtroom. It is painted white
A tall spiral staircase connects the clerk of court office to the courtroom.

A view of the north staircase. Notice the carving on the stairwell and wainscoting, and the tile floor
The stairs are graced by carved oak wainscoting and railing. Notice the original floor tile at the entrance and main floor.
A heavy black cabinet on wheels with leather bound ledgers
A heavy, wheeled metal cart from the General Fireproofing Co. It holds ledgers during the day, and allows them to be wheeled to the vault at night.
Exterior photographs of the courthouse

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Photographs were taken July 16, 2009 with assistance and information provided by Bonny Baker, Taylor County Auditor