Chase County Courthouse

Chase County Courthouse Cottonwood Falls Kansas F. C. Stebbins


Stock #: 713605
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Cottonwood Falls
State: Kansas (KS)
County: Chase
Artist: F. C. Stebbins
Publisher: Henry McGrew Printing
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Built of hand cut native stone. Stonecutters paid $3.50 per day, laborers $1.75-$2.25. No record of other workmen. The building accepted as completed October 8, 1873, at a total cost of $42,599.98. Housewarming held Friday, October 17, from 9 a.m. to midnight. A ball in courtroom at $1.00 per couple, supper extra. It is Renaissance style architecture of the period of Louis XIII. Has basement, two stories, with mansard roof and cupola. Stands 113 feet from ground to top of flagpole. It is the oldest courthouse still in use in Kansas.