McIntosh County

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McIntosh

McIntosh County is named for Edward H McIntosh ( 1822-1901 ) of Plankinton, South Dakota, a member of the territorial Council.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Logan County

E – Dickey County

S – McPherson County, South Dakota and Campbell County, South Dakota

W – Emmons County


Created:  March 9, 1883                         Map of North Dakota highlighting McIntosh County

County Seat: 

Ashley  1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ashley

 

Location:  112 1st Street Northeast / 1st Avenue Northeast

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:   Beaux Arts

Architect:  Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Carl Bartleson & Ness

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story light brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ashley and is a classic rectangle with white colored octagonal dome on the center of the roof. The basement is dark brown colored brick. The south front facade pavilion has single Doric columns flanked by brick pilasters, and an entrance surround with loaf pattern and false keystone enrichment. The stubby dome tower has three rectangular windows on each of its eight faces, and is surmounted with a rib-vaulted dome with bull’s-eye windows on the cardinal directions and a sphere finial. In the interior is a rotunda under the dome, richly decorated rotunda with skylight, terrazzo floors, marble wainscoting on first floor halls and stairways, a courtroom with coffered ceiling, oak furnishings, and a mural behind the judge’s bench.

 

See:  The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – McIntosh County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1883 and Ashley was named as county seat in 1888. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1895. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1920 to 1921.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Ashley

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016