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Slate roof Iowa - Montgomery County Courthouse

Slate roof Iowa – Montgomery County Courthouse – 105 E Coolbaugh St. Red Oak, IA

By     Feb 2nd, 2018

The County is named after General Richard Montgomery who was killed in the American Revolutionary War during the failed 1775 invasion of Quebec City, Canada.

The original courthouse was built in Frankfort in 1857 and was a simple wood structure 20’ x 40’ and at the time cost $1,141.50 to build.  After a contest for county seat between Frankfort and Red Oak with Red Oak winning, the courthouse was moved by a team of oxen to Red Oak in the winter of 1865. The building was abandoned during a blizzard and lost in the snow.  It was eventually found and a second story was added to meet the needs of the growing county.

Slate roof replacement at Montgomery County Courthouse with unfading black slate
Montgomery County Courthouse

The second and current courthouse was built in 1890-1891 and is an example of Romanesque Revival style architecture.

In 2016, we supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 18” x 12” x ¼” installed with a 3” headlap and 7.5” slate roof exposure.

For more information on our natural slate roof products please call Toll Free 1-800-975-2835.

By     Feb 2nd, 2018

Sheena Owen

Sheena Owen began working for North Country Slate on October 12, 1999. Started as the Sales Coordinator and transitioned to a Sales Representative. Daily duties include providing customer service, new business development, inside sales, handling all cross-border customs issues/documentation, arranging shipments, health and safety representation and social media marketing. Sheena graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with a BA in English and Drama and in 1995 graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centennial College. Sheena’s first job was the Executive Producer’s Assistant for TV shows including Robocop, F/X The Series and Nikita. She went on to becoming an Assistant Manager at Eddie Bauer. In her spare time, Sheena enjoys traveling, gardening and hikes with family and friends.
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