County Flag - Mahaska County, Ia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 41° 17.706 W 092° 38.615
15T E 529841 N 4571578
Quick Description: This flag is part of a three flag display in front of the Mahaska County Courthouse - 106 South 1st Street in Oskaloosa, Ia.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2015 8:49:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMN97N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
From Flags of the World:
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"White background with bottom and top black stripes and wider golden stripe along the middle, fimbriated black and with the words "Mahaska" and "County" on it in black sans serif capitals. On the middle stripe, between the two words, a large disc (diam.~=1/2h) with a wide dark red border and on it a line art assortment of local landmarks on a golden base with a black fimbriation and the word "Iowa" set as in black sans serif capitals."

From the National Register for the Courthouse:
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"A courthouse in the Victorian Romanesque style. Stone belt courses at lintel and inpost level of each floor and wide facades into horizontal zones, in contrast with verticality produced by parapetted gables rising above the cornice line. The 1934 tower and entrance remodeling is Art Deco in style. The tower, in particular, produces an odd effect.

This courthouse is locally significant as the historical focus of county government, and of the political power and prestige derived from the community's status as the county seat. As center of county government, an Iowa town was reasonably assured of economic and population growth, and a prominent role in local social and political life. The county courthouse represents a significant public investment in a structure built not simply for utilitarian purposes, but also as a monument associated with the historical importance of county organization and development."
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