Delaware County

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Delaware

Delaware County is named for John M. Clayton, who was a Delaware Senator, or for the State of Delaware or for Delaware County in New York State.

 

Created:  December 21, 1837

County Seat:

Delhi             1837 – 1894

Manchester  1894 – present

 

County Courthouse – Manchester

 

Location:  301 East Main Street / South Tama Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Charles E Bell of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  Barnett & Record Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored pressed brick and Bedford limestone structure. The building has a limestone arch at the first story entrance. A high square brick clock tower rises at the northwest corner. A small but wider tower rises on the northeast corner. The foundation is course stone. The roof is steep.

 

See:  The architect Charles E Bell of Minneapolis, Minnesota designed many courthouses.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Delhi. The second courthouse was built in 1850 by the citizens of the County. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $38,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clayton County 

E – Dubuque County

S – Jones County and Linn County

W – Buchanan County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008