Gem County is named for the nickname of Idaho, the “Gem State”, and the fruit growers called the valley “Gem of Plenty”.
Created: March 15, 1915
Emmett 1915 – present
County Courthouse – Emmett
Location: 415 East Main Street / South McKinley Avenue
Built: 1938 – 1939
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Frank Hummel of Tourtellotte and Hummel of Boise
Contractor: David Richardson of Caldwell
Description: The building faces north and is a two story gray colored stone, concrete and glass structure. The center section projects from the main building and rises above the roof line. The entrance is recessed with a recessed window above on the second story. Vertical dividers separate the windows. The roof line is flat. The building was constructed as a Works Project Administration project.
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Photos taken 2009