Moody County

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Moody

Moody County is named for Gideon C Moody, who was a territorial legislator and a United States Senator.

 

 Created:  January 8, 1873

 County Seat:                

Flandreau  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Flandreau

 

Location:  101 East Pipestone Avenue / Wind Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Joseph A Schwarz

Contractor:  O H Olson

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored Bedford stone, steel and cement structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped ground in the center of the city. The north front has stone columns rising from the second to third stories. The entrance door projects from the building and has a stone eagle atop the door frame. Inside is a sky lighted dome over a rotunda. All stairs are white colored marble with wrought iron grill oak and oak banisters. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the east side of the third story.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Moody County Courthouse

 

Old County Courthouse – Flandreau

 

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Location:  100 East Second Avenue and North Prairie Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  M B Simpson

Contractor:  M B Simpson

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story clapboard and wood frame structure. The building is located in the center of the city to the east of the courthouse. The west front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. Along the base of the building are red colored bricks. The roof is hipped. In recent years the building has been stuccoed over. The building served as county courthouse until 1915 when the current courthouse was completed. The building is now a church and the former courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Brookings County

E – Pipestone County, Minnesota

S – Minnehaha County

W – Lake County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Former courtroom

Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2018