Wabaunsee County is named for Wabaunsee, who was Chief of the Potowatomi Native American tribe.
Created: August 30, 1855
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
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Photos taken 2010