Converse County

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Converse County is named for A R Converse, who was a banker and rancher from Cheyenne.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Johnson CountyCampbell County and Weston County

E – Niobrara County and Platte County

S – Platte County and Albany County

W – Natrona County

 

Created:  March 9, 1888                         Map of Wyoming highlighting Converse County
County Seat:

Douglas 1888 – present

County Courthouse – Douglas

Location:  107 North 5th Street / Center Street East

Built:  1975 – 1976
Style:  Modern
Architect:  Henry Therkilden
Contractor:  Julien Construction Company
Description:  The building faces west and is a two story flagstone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Douglas. The entrance is located at the southwest corner with a recessed glass panel and lobby on the first story. There are flagstone vertical dividers between the windows. A wide band runs below the flat roof line. In the interior there is an entrance lobby with stairs ascending to the second story. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the District Court and Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District. 

 

See:  The architect, Henry Therkilden also designed the courthouse in Campbell County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1888 and Douglas was selected as the county seat. The county rented office premises. In 1905, the first courthouse was a two story brick structure built by Clark Brothers. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by W N Bowman and constructed by Rogers and Ashon in 1915. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1975 to 1976.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Douglas

 

 

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Picture 1905 County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1915 County Courthouse

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Old City Hall (1916) – Douglas

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Photos taken 2009  and 2015