Saline County

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Saline

Saline County is named for the Saline River which is named for the salt in the water.

 

Created:  February 15, 1860

County Seat:

Salina  1867 – present

 

County Courthouse – Salina 

 

Location:  300 West Ash Street / North 9th Street

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Shaver and Company of Salina and Wilson & Company of Salina

Contractor:  Johnson Builders Inc. of Salina

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. Along the south front are three sections with a wide recessed dividers between the sections. The first story is recessed with dark glass walls. The second story has long vertical windows. A wide band runs along the flat roof line. The building descends down a slope on the north side.

 

Old County Courthouse – Salina 

 

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Location:  245 North 9th Street / Elm Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Wilmarth and Zerbe

Contractor:  J B Betts and J O Hartley

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story gray stone structure. The east front has a high portico supported by four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building servers as a seniors residence.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Ottawa County

E – Dickinson County

S – McPherson County

W – Ellsworth County and Lincoln County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010