Courthouses of Minnesota

Courthouses of Minnesota

by Doug Ohman
     
 

They stand at once as silent reminders of time past as well as the hub of our daily lives. They are the focus of activity in every county—the site of political speeches, holiday parades, and community picnics. They are the courthouses of Minnesota’s eighty-seven counties. Writes author Mary Logue, “With a clock tower, the courthouse becomes

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They stand at once as silent reminders of time past as well as the hub of our daily lives. They are the focus of activity in every county—the site of political speeches, holiday parades, and community picnics. They are the courthouses of Minnesota’s eighty-seven counties. Writes author Mary Logue, “With a clock tower, the courthouse becomes metaphor, literally the ticking heart at the center of a county.”
 
In this beautiful book are photographs celebrating the variety of Minnesota’s county courthouses. From the classic Beaux Arts dome atop the Stearns County courthouse to the unadorned simplicity of the Sibley County courthouse, this book offers a parade of some of the finest public buildings in the North Star State.
 
Paired with Doug Ohman’s warm photographs in this newest book from the Minnesota Byways series is an essay by mystery writer Mary Logue that reveals the secrets of these buildings we thought we knew. Together they tell the story of these distinctly American structures, symbols of the ways Minnesotans live under the law—with justice, equality, and fairness. As the inscription above the Wilkin County Courthouse declares: 

To none will we delay,
To none will we deny,
right or justice.

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Editorial Reviews

Minnesota litigants have other things on their minds, but few visitors can totally ignore the rich architectural traditions of the North Star State's county courthouses. This pictorial spotlights these stately, historic public buildings, from the red brick and sandstone beauty of the Beltrami County Courthouse to the dignified Italianate simplicity of the Sibley County Courthouse. An appeal that cannot be denied.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873515504
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
Minnesota Byways Ser.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Doug Ohman is a photographer and popular public speaker. Mary Logue is the author of Halfway Home (MHS Press) and of the acclaimed Claire Watkins mystery series, including most recently Poison Heart.

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