Logan County

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Logan County is named for John Alexander Logan ( 1826-1886 ), who was a Union general during the Civil War and later a United States Senator from Illinois.

 

Created:  February 24, 1887

County Seat:

Russell Springs  1880 – 1963

Oakley                1963 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Russell Springs

 

Location:  SW – Hilts Avenue / Vine Street

Built:  1887 – 1888

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Alfred Meyer

Contractor:  George D Kerns

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is a “T” shape with a stone wing on the west side. The east front has a slightly projecting center section with glass entrance on the first story and three vertical windows on the second story and above is a steep roof with dormer. The base of the building is rough-cut stone and the first story. The upper story is red colored brick. The roof is hipped. The building is now a museum.

 
County Courthouse – Oakley

 

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Location:  710 West 2nd Street / Cherry Avenue

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Kiene & Bradley of Topeka

Contractor:  Busboon & Rauh

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a two story north wing. The main entrance is on the east side has a concrete extension over the entrance. A wide band runs below the flat roof line on the central and southern part of the building.

 

See:  The architect, Kiene & Bradley Architects of Topeka, designed courthouses in Coffey CountyGreeley County, Jefferson County,  Morris County, Neosho County and Wilson County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sherman County and Thomas County

E – Gove County

S – Scott County and Wichita County

W – Wallace County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007