Box Butte County

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Box Butte County is named for a large butte situated six miles north of Alliance which is box-shaped in outline.

 

Created:  November 2, 1886

County Seat:

Nonpareil     1886 – 1890

Hemingford  1890 – 1899

Alliance        1899 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alliance 

 

Location:  500 Box Butte Avenue / East 5th Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Rose and Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas

Contractor:  R A Matthews of Grand Junction, Colorado

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The west front has two entrances framed with stone. The first story has horizontal stonework. Four columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story. The other sides of the square building are similar. There is a wide cornice below the flat roof line.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in Hemingford.

 

See:  The architect, Rose and Peterson of Kansas City, Kansas, also designed the courthouse in Burt County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Dawes County

E – Sheridan County

S – Morrill County

W – Sioux County

 

 

 

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Pihotos taken 2010