Golden Valley County

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Golden Valley

Golden Valley County is named for the Golden Valley Land and Cattle Company.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McKenzie County

E – Billings County

S – Slope County

W – Fallon County, Montana and Wibaux County, Montana

 

Created:  November 19, 1912                Map of North Dakota highlighting Golden Valley County

County Seat: 

Beach  1912 – present

 

County Courthouse – Beach

 

Location:  150 1st Avenue SE / 1st Street South

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Prairie / Federalist Revival

Architect:  W E Deitrich

Contractor:  A J Weinberger

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Beach.The west front has a projecting section with the entrance framed in white colored concrete and rising to a hipped roof. The prominent entry bay is decorated with features from the Federalist revival style: double wooden pilasters stand beneath an ornamental wooden entablature; two pairs of brick pilasters separated by a large window and capped by an arch form a Palladian window; and a broken pedimented gable is at the summit. Horizontal white colored bands run below the windows and a wide band runs below the roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the Southwest Judicial District. In 2013, an addition was constructed on the east side. The architect was Hulsing and Associates of Dickinson and the contractor was Ainsworth-Benning Construction, Inc. of Spearfish, South Dakota.

 

See:  The other Federalist Revival style courthouse in North Dakota is located in Logan County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Golden Valley County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1912 and Beach was selected as the county seat. The count rented offices. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1923 to 1924.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Beach

 

 

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Courthouse Annex under construction

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2013