Warren County is named for Joseph Warren, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.
Created: January 13, 1846
Indianola 1846 – present
County Courthouse – Indianola
Location: 115 North Howard Street / Salem Avenue
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Keffer and Jones of Des Moines
Contractor: F B Dickinson & Company of Des Moines, Hoofnagle & Miller and Capital Electric Company
Description: The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The center section is recessed with a wide framed entrance. Buff colored brick trims the north and south ends and along the sides of the building. The building has a flat roof. An addition was constructed in 1988 and 1989. The architect was Frevert Ramsey Kobes and the contractor was Ringland Johnson Crowley.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1851. The second courthouse was designed by C A Dunham and constructed by Jacob Reichard in 1868. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $80,000.
Note: A new courthouse is being constructed on the site of the former courthouse.
N – Polk County
E – Marion County
W – Madison County
Photos taken 2008