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1831 Unchronicled Courthouse Familiar [Past Future?] Is Not First Brick Courthouse
Investigative report on the "discovery of the existence of an apparently unchronicled early Jackson County Courthouse, built in 1831 on Independence Square, demolished in 1836, and replaced on its foundation...
County Celebrates Its 150th Birthday
Article about the celebration of Jackson County's sesquicentennial, or 150th birthday, with cake, medals, speeches, and memorial plaques for the Independence and Kansas City courthouses.
County's Birthday Party: Jackson County Bicentennial Commission Will Stage Gala Dec. 15 at Independence
Announcement of the "celebration of the sesquicentennial of Jackson County" in 1976 at Independence, with illustrations and description of the various Jackson County courthouses, starting with the first...
County's Log Courthouse Outlasts Successors
Article about the enduring original Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, made of logs in 1859 but outlasting most of its successors with the help of restoration.
He Built in the Path of Progress: Asa Beebe Cross
Intensive and biographical article about the career of Kansas City architect Asa Beebe Cross, or Asa Cross (1826-1894), with photos and descriptions of his local buildings, including the Eisen Building...
History under Roof: Core of Square Courthouse 'Treasure'
Illustrated article about the additions to and preservation of the "1836 original unit" of the Independence Square Courthouse.
Independence and the Jackson County Courthouse
When an urban renewal project for the Independence city square in the 1970s built walls around the Courthouse to creat a plaza effect, it caused a serious moisture problem in the courthouse. Article describes...
It's a Trails Day Treasure: Forlorn Little Log Courthouse Has Known Some Historic Moments
History of the "first Jackson County Courthouse, built in 1827" in Independence, "the first courthouse west of the Mississippi River," with photos before and after restoration.
Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri
Interior and exterior photos and plans of the new Jackson County Courthouse.
Description of the "old court house" in Kansas City, "which stood at the northeast corner of the public square with a "basement which was used as a military prison during the Civil War" and a second story...
PWA and WPA Courthouses in Missouri
January 1, 2002
Study of courthouses constructed by the Works Progress Administration and Public Works Administration includes the Clay County Courthouse in Liberty.
The Clay County Courthouse
History of the Clay County Courthouse built in 1936 by architects Wight & Wight, with photo, and history of its predecessors, the first built in 1830.
The Federal Courthouse Building: A Threat?
Contemplation about replacement of the United States Courthouse building at 811 Grand Avenue because of inadequacy for future needs.
The First Permanent Courthouse for Wyandotte County
Author describes the first ''permanent'' courthouse in Wyandotte County. The courthouse, which stood at 7th and Minnesota Avenue, was a three-story, brick, Italianate building.
The Harrisonville Town Clock Club
Article examining newpaper excerpts about the Harrisonville Town Clock Club's efforts to raise funds to add a clock to the Cass County Courthouse in the early 1900s.
The Heretofore Secret Pasts of County Courthouses Revealed
History of county courthouses in the state of Missouri, largely taken from Marian Ohman's "Encyclopedia of Missouri Courthouses," including those remaining and those burned or otherwise destroyed. Contains...
Where the Joneses Lived
Illustrated story about the original Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, made of logs in 1827, and its use as a residence and restoration.
William M. Paxton 1905 Deposition in Civil War Courthouse Burning
Brief background about the burning of the Platte County Courthouse in 1861 by Union troops. Includes excerpts from the deposition of William M. Paxton and the cross examination by A. T. Hurt.
Winding the Clock: Time Keeps Ticking For Jackson County's Two 19th Century Courthouses
Independence, Missouri, is the official county seat of Jackson County. This article gives details concerning the various structures that have served as courthouses in Independence, Missouri, including...
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