Webster County

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Webster

Webster County is named for Daniel Webster, who was a statesman, senator and the United States Secretary of State.

 

Created:  March 3, 1855

County Seat:

Marshfield  1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marshfield  

 

Location:  101 South Crittenden Street / Madison Street

Built:  1939 – 1941

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Earl Hawkins of Springfield

Contractor:  Earl Hawkins of Springfield under the Work Projects Administration and the WPA Engineer was L J McAdams.

 

Description: The building faces west and is a three story Carthage stone and concrete structure. The west front has a central entrance on the first story and the centre section rises higher than the north and south wings. The windows are vertical and the roof line is flat. This was a Work Projects Administration project.

 

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

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dallas County and Laclede County

E – Wright County

S – Douglas County and Christian County

W – Greene County and Dallas County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009