Wyandotte County

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Wyandotte

Wyandotte County is named for the Native American tribe Wyandotte who resided in the region.

 

Created:  August 25, 1855

County Seat:

Kansas City  1859 – present

 

County Courthouse – Kansas City 

 

Location:  700 North 7th Street / Barnett Avenue

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Wight & Wight of Kansas City, Missouri

Contractor:  Gofrey Swensen Construction Company, of Kansas City, Missouri

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story gray limestone structure. The building is constructed of dressed Indiana limestone laid in running bond. The east front has a large porch supported by six large Doric columns rising to a wide header. The entrance is recessed. A cornice runs along the flat roof line.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1882 by E T Carr. The building was demolished. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $912,019.50.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Wyandotte County Courthouse

 

County Administration – Kansas City 

 

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Location:  866 North 7th Street / Barnett Avenue

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Radotinsky, Meyn and Deardoff

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story red brick, glass and concrete structure.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Leavenworth County and Platte County, Missouri

E – Platte County, Missouri, Clay County, Missouri and Jackson County, Missouri 

S – Johnson County

W – Leavenworth County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009