Wabaunsee County

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Wabaunsee

Wabaunsee County is named for Wabaunsee, who was Chief of the Potowatomi Native American tribe.

 

Created:  August 30, 1855

County Seat:

Alma  1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alma  

 

Location:  315 Kansas Avenue / West 3rd Street

Built:  1931 – 1932

Style:  Art Deco and Classical Revival

Architect:  W E Glover of Topeka

Contractor:  Shuss & Henderson of Larned

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story gray limestone and concrete structure. The building is rectangular and is poured-in-place concrete construction with dressed Carthage stone veneer. The east front has vertical pilasters between the windows rising to the top of the third story. The windows on the fourth story are square. The roof line is flat and is defined by a parapet with zigzag detailing.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1872 and an addition was constructed in 1893. The building was demolished. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of #164,989.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Wabaunsee County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pottawatomie County

E – Shawnee County and Osage County

S – Lyon County

W – Morris County, Geary County and Riley County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010