Phelps County is named for John S Phelps, who was a politician, soldier during the American Civil War and the twenty-third Governor of Missouri.
Created: November 13, 1857
Rolla 1857 – present
County Courthouse – Rolla
Location: 200 North Main Street / West 2nd Street
Built: 1993 – 1994
Architect: Stack & Associates, Inc. of St. James
Contractor: Rankin Construction Company of St. Louis
Description: The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The northeast front has four vertical glass panels and rises to a peak at the roof line. From the center extend a north wing and an east wing with pitched roofs and small windows. The building sits on the side of a slope with the basement entrance on the south side.
Old County Courthouse – Rolla
Location: East 3rd Street / North Main Street
Built: 1860 – 1861
Style: Georgian Revival
Architect: P J Lynch and Andrew Malcolm
Contractor: P J Lynch and Andrew Malcolm
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored sand-mud brick structure. The building is 45 feet by 65 feet. The north front has a central entrance on the first story with small balcony above on the second story. The roof is gabled. The corners of the building have stone trim. On the roof is a large square open cupola. Vault wings were added after 1881 on the east and west sides., and the jail was added in 1912. The cupola was removed in the 1940’s.
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Photos taken 2009