Saline County

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Saline

Saline County is named for the numerous salt springs found in the area.

 

Created:  March 3, 1855

County Seat:

Swan City      1867 – 1871

Pleasant Hill  1871 – 1877

Wilber            1877 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Wilber

 

Location:  215 South Court Street / West 2nd Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:   Marcus L Evans of Hastings

Contractor:  Fred Swanson of McCook

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story gray colored Carthage stone structure. The building is located on sp[acious landscaped grounds. The north front has a projecting center section with stone framed central entrance on the first story and four columns rising from the second story to a wide header at the top of the third story. Each side of the building has a similar center section. The first story has horizontal stone work. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building sits on a rise in landscaped grounds. In 2016 to 2017, an addition was constructed on the north side. The architecrt was Berggren Architects and the contractor was Cheever Construction.

 

Note:  The fixtures for the courthouse were specially designed by Edwin F Guth Company. The construction contract also included construction of the jail to the west of the courthouse.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Mulvey and constructed by W L Vanalstyne in 1878.

 

See:  The architect, Marcus L Evans of Hastings, also designed the courthouse in Red Willow County.

 

See:  The contractor, Fred Swanson of McCook, also constructed the courthouse in Red Willow County,

 

Courthouses: 

N – Seward County

E – Lancaster County and Gage County

S – Jefferson County

W – Fillmore County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016