Dundy County Courthouse

Dundy County Courthouse
Location W. 7th Ave. and Chief St., Benkelman, Nebraska
Coordinates 40°3′2″N 101°31′59″W / 40.05056°N 101.53306°W / 40.05056; -101.53306Coordinates: 40°3′2″N 101°31′59″W / 40.05056°N 101.53306°W / 40.05056; -101.53306
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1921
Built by Simmons,A.T.
Architectural style Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
MPS County Courthouses of Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 89002237[1]
Added to NRHP January 10, 1990

The Dundy County Courthouse, located at W. 7th Ave. and Chief St. in Benkelman, Nebraska, was built in 1921.

It is significant for association with government and for its architecture. Relative to other Nebraska "county citadel"-type courthouses, it has an unusual degree of geometric ornamentation.[2]

It was designed by architect A.T. Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois, who had previously designed the Chase County Courthouse in adjacent Chase County, Nebraska.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


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