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Muscatine County Courthouse

Bloomington was established as the seat of Muscatine County shortly after the county was organized in 1837. The original courthouse was built in 1840 of brick. It cost $15,000. On February 21, 1851, Bloomington was incorporated as the city of Muscatine.

The first courthouse was destroyed by fire and a second courthouse was built in 1867. This building, which cost $29,000, was an elegant two-story brick building complete with a dome and a statue of the goddess of justice.

The present courthouse was built in 1907 in approximately the same spot as the former courthouse. Although no goddess adorns this structure, a beautiful dome with a public timepiece surmounts it.

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