Kimball County

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Kimball

Kimball County is named for Thomas L Kimball, who was the vice president and general manager of the Union Pacific Railroad.

 

Created:  November 6, 1888

County Seat:

Kimball  1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Kimball  

 

Location:  114 West 3rd Street / South Walnut Street

Built:  1927 – 1928

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  E L Goldsmith & Company of Scotts Bluff

Contractor:  Walter Knutzen & Son of Kearney

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story grey Carthage stone structure. The north front has three arched entrances on the first story. Columns rise from the second story to the top of the third story diving recessed windows. A wide cornice runs between the first and second stories. At the roof line is a wide eave. The roof line is flat. The south side of the building is buff colored brick facing.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by George McDonald and constructed by Everett Brothers in 1893, The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $180,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Banner County

E – Cheyenne County

S – Logan County, Colorado and Weld County, Colorado

W – Laramie County, Wyoming 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010