Kiowa County

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Kiowa County is named for the Kiowa Native American tribe who resided in the region.

 

Created:  March 25, 1886

County Seat:

Greensburg  1886 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greensburg 

 

Location:  211 Florida Avenue / South Oak Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison

Contractor:  St. Joseph Construction Company of Hutchinson

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a recessed center section with porch supported by eight high columns rising to the wide header below the roof line. The windows are large squares of block glass. The base of the building is stone.

 

Note:  The accepted bid for construction of the courthouse was $43,567.

 

Note:  On May 4, 2007, Greensburg was severely damaged by a tornado and the courthouse was repaired and remodeled in 2009. The architect was McCluggage  Van Sickle & Perry and the contractor was Coonrod & Associates Construction Company, Inc.

 

See: The architect, William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison, designed courthouses in Barton County, Brown County, Osage County, Pawnee County, Reno County, Wallace County and Wichita County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Edwards County

E – Pratt County and Barber County

S – Comanche County

W – Clark County and Ford County

 

 

 

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Courthouse before tornado damage

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2010