Scotts Bluff County

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Scotts Bluff

Scotts Bluff County is named for a local bluff known as Scott’s Bluff which was a noted landmark by the side of the Platte River Valley and named after Hiram Scott who perished at its foot.

 

Created:  November 6, 1888

County Seat:

Gering  1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gering 

 

Location:  1725 10th Street / R Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William N Bowman of Denver, Colorado

Contractor:  C E Goodhand of Ord

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is rectangular and the east front has a large portico supported by six large Tuscan limestone columns rising to a wide header above the fourth story. The header contains a large clock. The first story entrance is recessed with an arched frame and small canopy and wrought iron balcony above. The roof line is flat. The interior has white hexagonal floor tile.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1891. C E Goodhand of Ord was awarded the building contract for the present courthouse at a bid of $204,534.

 

See:  The architect, William N Bowman of Denver, Colorado, designed courthouses in Colorado in Jackson County, Moffat County, Montrose County and Weld County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Scotts Bluff County Courthouse

 

County Administration – Gering 

 

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Location:  1825 10th Street / S Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Boyer Biskup Bonge & Associates of Omaha

Contractor:  Boyer Biskup Bonge & Associates of Omaha

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has wide steps and a recessed glass entrance. The roof line is flat. The courthouse is located on the south side of the building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Sioux County and Box Butte County

E – Morrill County 

S – Banner County

W – Goshen County, Wyoming

 

 

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Photos taken 2010