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Jasper County Circuit Clerk's Office, Carthage

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The Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage, Missouri is a building from 1894. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. This highly photographed Richardsonian Romanesque edifice designed by architect Max A. Orlopp Jr. was constructed with local Carthage marble and has medieval castle features that include turrets, towers, and arches. It is the second most photographed building in Missouri. Museum and guided tours are open to the public. It remains in use by Jasper County officials.The county clerk at the time the courthouse was approved was Annie White Baxter, the first woman to be elected a county clerk in the United States. As a member of county government, she exerted a significant degree of influence in the planning of the building, and she is memorialized on the grounds.
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  • This is impressive to the mind and spirit. It is visible from quite a distance and is like a beacon to the traveler. I like the antique elevator that takes you from floor to floor and is operated by t...  read more »
  • The most beautiful courthouse I've ever a castle. Beautiful architecture. Took my breath away! 
  • Oh my goodness. One of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. It looks like a castle with all the windows and towers. So pretty. 
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