Laclede County

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Laclede

Laclede County is named for Pierre Laclede, who was the founder of St. Louis.

 

Created:  February 24, 1849

County Seat:

Lebanon  1949 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lebanon  

 

Location:  200 North Adams Avenue / East 2nd Street

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Earl Hawkins of Springfield

Contractor:  M E Gillioz of Monett.

 

Description: The building faces southwest and is a three story red colored brick, Carthage stone and concrete structure. The building is 100 feet by 63 feet. On the first story are brick arches surrounding the windows. A wide stone header runs above the second story on the southwest side. The roof line is flat. On the northwest side, a new addition was added in 1997. The architect was Abend Singleton Associates Inc. and the contractor was Dewitt Associates Inc. Along the front of the building is the old jail.

 

See:  The architect, Earl Hawkins designed courthouses in Howell County, Ozark County and Webster County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by A S Cherry under the supervision of John J Thrailkill in 1850 to 1851. The second courthouse was designed by William F Schrage and the contractor was S J Hyde and Company of Kansas City.in 1894 at a cost of $20,000. The building burned on February 28, 1920. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $72,428.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Camden County

E – Pulaski County and Texas County

S – Wright County and Webster County

W – Dallas County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009