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Second courthouse in Alma, Kansas, constructed in 1872 - Page
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This photograph shows Alma's second courthouse which was constructed in 1872 after a February 21, 1871, election, once again, challenged the location of the county seat. During the election, Alma promised to build a stone courthouse if it was affirmed as the county seat. Alma won the election and built the courthouse at a cost of $8,000, with half the money coming from private donations. The addition to the rear was added in 1893. The building was demolished in 1932, and much of the stone was crushed and spread on the streets of Alma. This photograph shows a number of automobiles parked on street in front of courthouse.

Date: Between 1910 and 1920

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Item Number: 221094
Holding Institution: Wabaunsee County Historical Society

Views of the old Wabaunsee County courthouse

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