Adams County

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Adams County is named for John Adams, who was the second President of the United States of America, or for John Quincy Adams, who was the sixth President of the United States of America.


Created:  February 16, 1867

County Seat:

Juniata     1871 – 1878

Hastings  1878 – present


County Courthouse – Hastings


Location:  500 West 4th Street / North Denver Avenue

Built:  1962 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Henningsen, Durham and Richardson Inc. of Omaha

Contractor: Fast Construction Company of Hastings


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story glass, chrome and stone structure. The building has dark red colored polished marble panels framing the entrance. The rest of the building front is glass divided by chrome dividers. The second story is recessed and has white colored stone facing. On the north side of the building is the red colored brick Courthouse Annex.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Charles C Rittenhouse and constructed by J H Sims in 1889.



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Photos taken 2006 and 2010