Monday, July 29, 2019

The Chase County Courthouse

In 1871, Chase County citizens voted to approve the construction of a courthouse. Approving a $40,000 bond, James Bannon was chosen the builder and John G. Haskell the architect. Using locally quarried stone from the townsite, the courthouse was completed in 1873 and has been a shining showcase of the Flint Hills, Chase County, and Cottonwood Falls. The courthouse is still used as a courthouse and is virtually unchanged since 1873.

The spiral staircase that spans the first through third floors.

One of the courtrooms. 

A look at the outside and inside of the jail.

Looking down the spiral staircase from the third floor.

A panoramic view of Cottonwood Falls and the Flint Hills from the
third floor center window.

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