Lucas County

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Lucas

Lucas County is named for Robert Lucas, who was a Governor of the Iowa Territory.

 

Created:  January 13, 1846

County Seat:

Chariton  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Charlton

 

Location:  916 Braden Avenue / North Main Street

Built:  1893 – 1894

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Foster & Liebbe

Contractor:  D Eikenberry and G J Stewart

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story buff colored sandstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The north front has a center section with large arched entrance on the first story and above it rises to a peak at the third story. The windows are vertical and narrow. On the northwest corner of the building is a large square sandstone clock tower with turrets on each corner.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1880 at a cost of $374. The second courthouse was built at a cost of $18,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $59,670.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Warren County and Marion County

E – Monroe County

S – Wayne County

W – Clarke County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008