Converse County

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

 

Created:  March 9, 1888
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 entrance is located at the southwest corner with a recessed glass panel on the first story. There are flagstone vertical dividers between the windows. A wide band runs below the flat roof line.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W N Bowman in 1915. A courthouse had also been constructed in 1905.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Johnson County, Campbell County and Weston County

E – Niobrara County and Platte County

S – Platte County and Albany County

W – Natrona County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old 1915 County Courthouse

 

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Old 1905 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2009