Iowa's Courthouses: Webster County

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Entrance with oak doors, marble floors, and decorative molding on ceiling
Just inside the doors, the marble floors, oak doors and trim, and ornate plaster mold lead visitors to the staircase.
view of the staircase from the first floor to the second floor. Marble steps, wrought iron and brass railings lead to a clock
A view from the base of the stairs provide a fantastic view of the marble stairs, wrought iron and brass rails, and the beautiful molded details on the columns and walls on the second floor mezzanine. Notice the clock on the landing!
A view of the metal storage bins and rolling ladder, also an open door on the floor
The records vaults have some original metal drawers and rolling ladder. Notice the vault door leading to a lower level storage area.
A view from the first floor to the skylight
Restoration opened up the original light wells, bringing light from the skylights all the way to the main floor. Much of the plaster molding and wrought iron work in this area had to be molded from existing details in order to be replicated.
Exterior photos of the courthouse

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Photos taken on July 20, 2009 with assistance and information by Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor