Antelope County

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Antelope

Antelope County is named for the large number of antelope found in the area.

 

Created:  March 1, 1871

County Seat:

Oakdale  1871 – 1874

Neligh     1874 – present

 

County Courthouse – Neligh

 

Location:  501 Main Street / East 4th Street

Built:  1894 – 1896

Style:  Federal and Beaux Arts

Architect:  George E MacDonald and  Fred Thorton

Contractor:  J N Mills

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The west front has a projecting section in the center with arched windows on either side of the first story entrance and above is stone trim. On the second story is a large arched windows flanked by an arched window on either side and with stone trim above. At the peak is an antelope. The north and south front corners have steep roofs with white pointed tops. In 1966, the Courthouse Annex was constructed on the north side. The architect was B H Backlund & Associates Inc. of Omaha and the contractor was Busboom & Rauh of Salina, Kansas. In 2003, an addition was constructed between the Courthouse Annex. The architect was Berggren & Woll of Lincoln and the contractor was RaDec Construction Company Inc. of Hartington.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Knox County

E – Pierce County and Madison County

S – Boone County

W – Wheeler County and Holt County

 

 

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Photos taken 2009, 2010 and 2016