Fillmore County

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Fillmore

Fillmore County is named for Millard Fillmore, who was a President of the United States of America.

Created:  January 26, 1856

County Seat:

Geneva   1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Geneva   

 

Location:  900 G Street / South 9th Street

Built:  1893 – 1894

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  George E McDonald of Omaha

Contractor:  L F Pardue of Geneva

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and limestone structure. The north front has a high square brick clock tower rising above the arched stone entrance on the first story. The clock tower rises 125 feet and has a steep roof. The east and west sections project from the main building and have stone trimmed arched windows on the second story. The foundation is rusticated limestone.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $46,176.55. The courthouse was modeled after the courthouse in Gage County. The clock in the tower was installed by W P McCall, a Geneva jeweler, in 1909.

 

See:  The architect, George E McDonald of Omaha, Nebraska, designed courthouses in Kansas in Elk County; in Missouri in Andrew CountyBates County, Johnson County and Lawrence County and in Nebraska in Nuckolls County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Fillmore County Courthouse

 

Courthouses: 

N – York County

E – Saline County

S – Thayer County

W – Clay County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009