The Walsh County Courthouse, 638 Cooper Avenue, Grafton, North Dakota, is a symbol of those who found work through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) instigated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to alleviate some of the pain of the Great Depression. Dedicated in 1940, it is significant in North Dakota’s architectural history as the only courthouse in Art Deco styling in the northeast quarter of the state. It exhibits high artistic quality with its diverse collection of metals, woods and marble. The building retains a high level of integrity, and exhibits high artistic quality in its decoration. It is open for inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (701) 352-2851 for more information about this building on the National Register of Historic Places.