Hughes County Courthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 22.148 W 100° 21.003
14T E 392434 N 4913759
Quick Description: In the moraine which runs along the bank of the Missouri in Hughes County, stone cutters find a good source of many kinds of fine granite useful for tombstones and building materials. The stones of the County Courthouse in Pierre were cut from the boulder found in this great moraine.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2007 11:16:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM1M69
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
The Hughes County Courthouse was built and occupied in Feb. 1935 to replace the original 1883 brick structure. The new Courhouse was designed by architects Hugill and Blatherwick of Sioux Falls and constructed by Henry Carlson Company of Sioux Falls at a cost of $129,410. The walls are cut SD granite with Hot Springs sandstone trim.
The fire marshal declared the 1883 courthouse unsafe, due to its 16 heating stoves and faulty wiring. The brick building was leveled by WPA Labor. The original bricks salvaged from the courthouse were reused to line the interior walls of the 1935 courthouse. The outside concrete name place from the old courthouse was placed on a first floor wall of the new building. The Pierre Historic Preservation Commission erected this historical marker with funds from the Hughes County Commission and the city of Pierre in 2001.
Marker Name: Hughes County Courthouse

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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