Sedgwick County is named for Fort Sedgwick which was named after United States Army General John Sedgwick.
Created: April 9, 1889
Julesburg 1889 – present
County Courthouse – Julesburg
Location: 315 Cedar Street / West 3rd Street
Built: 1938 – 1939
Style: Art Deco
Architect: W Gordon Jamieson and R Ewing Stiffler of Denver
Contractor: C W Jones of Denver ( brick-laying ), George Zeiler of Holyoke ( electrical work ) and City Plumbing and Heating Company of Boulder ( plumbing ).
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The southeast front has a high cenrer section with recessed entrance on the first story. Above the entrance is a large window. Narrow vertical lines with narrow windows are located on either side of the center section. The roof line is flat. The building is a Works Progress Administration project.
Note: The courthouse project, including the construction of 190,000 “cement cider bricks”, was approved November 7, 1936. Under this proposal the Works Progress Administration would provide all unskilled and intermediate labor, and the county would pay for the skilled labor. The WPA covered the cost of construction superintendence. Material costs were split between the WPA and the county with the WPA contributing $4,162 for materials and the county providing $16,211. The total project cost was $43,022 with $23,448 of that in WPA funds. However, more funds were needed as the scope and cost of the project increased. On September 10, 1938 another WPA application was made requesting additional funds to complete the project, including funds for landscaping and demolition of the old courthouse. The WPA contributed an additional $27,304 under this application.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1904 to 1905.
E – Perkins County, Nebraska
S – Phillips County
W – Logan County
Photos taken 2006