Chase County

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Chase

Chase County is named for Champion S Chase, who was the mayor of Omaha and served as the first attorney general of Nebraska.

 

Created:  February 27, 1873

County Seat:

Imperial  1886 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Imperial 

 

Location:  921 Broadway / West 10th Street

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Jacobethan

Architect:  A T Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois

Contractor:  Winters & Short of Atwood, Kansas

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story dark red colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The east front has stone steps rising to the arched entrance which is trimmed with limestone. The headers above each window are limestone. The building has a castle-like appearance.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by the Lincoln Land Company in 1889. The building was destroyed by fire in 1910.

 

See:  The architect, A T Simmons of Bloomington, Illinois, also designed the courthouse in Dundy County.

 

See:  The contractors, Winters & Short of Atwood, Kansas, also constructed the courthouse in Morrill County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Perkins County

E – Hayes County

S – Dundy County

W – Phillips County, Colorado and Yuma County, Colorado

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2016