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Boosters Sketch Plans For Bingham Museum
February 26, 2008
A group of people are proposing an art museum be put in the old Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri, in an effort to help generate money for the $10 million restoration of the courthouse...
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...
Independence, the Early Years
Article about the early history of Independence, Missouri and its important historic structures and events, including the courthouse, various mansions, violence in the Civil War and against the Mormons,...
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.
Moving Time for Archives: New Research Rooms in Old Courthouse to Have Library Atmosphere
Article about the transfer of the location of the Jackson County Historical Society's archives from their 14-year stay at the Truman Library to a more permanent home in the Jackson County Courthouse on...
Harry Would Feel Right at Home in this Landmark
June 7, 2013
Article describes renovations being completed at the Jackson County Truman Courthouse in Independence. A brief history of the building is provided. Community leaders associated with the project are interviewed...
They Have Faith in Their Film
November 13, 2010
Article profiles a movie, "Three Blind Saints," being filmed at the Jackson County Courthouse on Independence Square, by Attaboy Media Productions, a Lee's Summit company specializing in "family-friendly...
Bringing Back The Square
May 9, 2010
Article profiles Ken and Cindy McClain who have poured their energies and their fortune into reviving the Independence square. Starting with Ophelia's restaurant, which they opened in the former Katz Drugstore...
September 7, 2013
Article provides details concerning the opening of the Jackson County Museum of Art, located within the historic Truman Courthouse in Independence, Missouri. Some of the items on display, 27 paintings...
Brief article on the performance of Blevins Davis' pageant play, "A Century of Progress," performed during the September 7, 1933 celebration of the newly remodeled Jackson County Courthouse in Independence....
Jackson County's First Judges
April 10, 1905
Description of the appointment of the first three Jackson County judges in 1827. "On the 22nd day of January, 1827, the legislature appointed Abraham McClelland, Richard Fristoe and Henry Burris as presiding...
Harry S. Truman Statue
Detail view of Harry Truman statue located near east exterior of second building.
Jackson County Courhouse, Independence
Distant view of courthouse and surrounding square.
There Is No Limit: Architecture and Sculpture in Kansas City
Entire chapter on the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence and a section on the architect of the Kansas City courthouses, Asa Beebe Cross, built in 1872 and 1892.
K. C.'s New Building Recalls 100 Years of Progress
Extensive article about the new Jackson County Courthouse at 12th and Oak Streets and its architecture, statuary, interior, etc., including contrasts with the older design of the Independence courthouse....
Independence, Missouri Courthouse
Folder contains a color lithograph entitled "Independence-Courthouse(Missouri)" by Aus. d Kunstanst.
Matt T. Field on the Santa Fe Trail
Footnote about the original "two-room cabin-courthouse, built in 1828" in Independence, replaced five times up to 1932.
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