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Sculpture, cornerstones and gazebo saved from Warren County Courthouse demolition

Des Moines Register

The money for building the Warren County Law Center was put in place with a unanimous vote of the Warren County Board of Supervisors authorizing bonding for $20.4 million during a Tuesday special meeting.

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Workers began demolition of the main Warren County Courthouse structure on May 29. The building was removed to make way for a new structure. (Photo: MICHAEL ROLANDS/RECORD-HERALD)

The vote clears the way for the county to have the money in hand by April 30. The cash will pay for the construction of an 80,000 square-foot facility housing four courtrooms and a jail with up to 88 beds in the center of the Indianola Square. The project will also include roughed out spaces for future expansion. Once the construction begins this spring, the work is expected to be completed in 18