Greeley County

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Greeley

Greeley County is named for Horace Greeley ( 1811-1872 ), the famed founder and editor of the New York Tribune, who advocated support and land grants for farmers and a government financed railroad to the Pacific.

 

Created:  March 1, 1871

County Seat:

Greeley  1871 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Greeley  

 

Location:  301 East O’Conner Avenue / Kildare Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Berlinghof and Davis of Lincoln   (  George A Berlinghof   )

Contractor:  H Ohlson & Son of Loup City

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff-brown colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The central entrance on the first story is recessed and framed with stone. A horizontal band runs between the first and second stories. Vertical pillars divide the windows on the second and third stories, A wide cornice runs below the room line. On the west side there is a large crest at the roof line.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1890. The building was demolished.

 

See:  The architect, George A Berlinghof of Beatrice, designed courthouses in Colfax County, Franklin CountyHoward County, Kearney CountyLincoln CountyNemaha County, Seward County and Thayer County; and in Iowa in Crawford County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Wheeler County

E – Boone County and Nance County

S – Howard County

W – Valley County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010