Bates County

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Bates

Bates County is named for Frederick Bates, who was the second governor of Missouri.

Created:  January 29, 1841

County Seat:

Harmony Mission  1841 – 1847

Papinville              1847 – 1856

Butler                    1856 – 1865

 

County Courthouse – Butler

 

Location:  1 North Delaware Street / West Ohio Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  George E McDonald of Omaha, Nebraska

Contractor:  Bartlett and Kling of Galesburg, Illinois.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story course gray colored Carthage stone structure. The building is 84 by 104 feet. The south front has a projecting center section with arched entrance on the first story and rising to a peak. Above the entrance is a large arched window on the second story. The four corner towers have octagonal ogee-shaped roofs and upper corners accented with stone bartizans. On the center of the roof is a large square stone clock tower with the statue of Justice at the top of the dome. The roof is hipped.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by P B Leach and constructed by J B Linkenpaugh for $23,000 in 1869.

 

See:  The architect, George E McDonald of Omaha, Nebraska, designed courthouses in Kansas in Elk County; in Missouri in Andrew CountyBates County, Johnson County and Lawrence County and in Nebraska in Fillmore County and Nuckolls County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Bates County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – Cass County

E – Henry County and St. Clair County 

S – Vernon County

W – Linn County, Kansas and Miami County, Kansas

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009