Built to Last - September 5, 2014
Q: Built from native limestone in 1873, it’s the oldest operating courthouse in the state of Kansas. Can you name it?
A: the Chase County Courthouse (in Cottonwood Falls)
The Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls was built from local limestone in 1873 and is the oldest operating courthouse in Kansas. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the state, it was designed by architect John G. Haskell, who also helped design the Kansas Statehouse. The architectural style of the courthouse has been described as Second Empire or Italian Renaissance Revival and Italianate.
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