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Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls

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The Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas was built in 1873 and is the oldest operating courthouse in Kansas.OverviewThe courthouse was constructed from local limestone, and the three story winding staircase was constructed from local walnut trees. The architectural style has been described as Second Empire or Italian Renaissance Revival and Italianate.The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The architect was John G. Haskell who was among the architects of the Kansas State Capitol.Tours are available by appointment by contacting the Chase County Chamber of Commerce.
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  • Not sure if you can tour the inside or if it's used as an actual courthouse any longer (maybe county offices?), but it's a gorgeous building done by George Washburn and one of the iconic buildings in ...  more »
  • We were simply on our way back from a lake trip and stumbled across this majestic surprise. The grounds the signs, the storyboards, and the courthouse itself were all delights! 
  • If you are interested in historic sites, you don't want to miss this one. Beautiful renovated limestone courthouse with loads of character. The staircase is absolutely gorgeous. You feel transported i...  more »