Reno County

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Reno

Reno County is named for Jesse L Reno, who was the Commander of the Union 9th Army Corps and who was killed at the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862.

 

Created:  February 26, 1867

County Seat:

Hutchinson  1867 – present

 

County Courthouse – Hutchinson 

 

Location:  206 West 1st Street / North Adams Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison

Contractor:  Blaser & Vollmer of Wichita

 

Description: The building faces west and is a six story buff brick, Carthage limestone, Bedford limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front has a projecting center section of the first story with large arch at the recessed entrance. Behind rises a high central section with vertical windows framed with stone. The east and west wings are tiered on each story. The first and second stories are a large hall and the courtrooms are located on the third story. On the west side is a one story buff colored brick addition housing the City County Law Enforcement Center constructed in 1971. The architect was Miller, Witt, Dronger, Abbott and Walker and the contractor was L R Foy Construction Company of Hutchinson.

 

Note: The architect, William Earl Hulse & Company of Hutchison, designed courthouses in Barton County, Brown County, Kiowa County, Osage County, Pawnee CountyWallace County and Wichita County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Reno County Courthouse

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by D T DePry and built in 1902. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $513,000.

   

Courthouses: 

N – Rice County and McPherson County

E – Harvey County and Sedgwick County

S – Sedgwick County and Kingman County

W – Pratt County and Stafford County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1902 County Courthouse

 

 

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County Law Enforcement Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2016