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Two photographs showing 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. The photographs show a number of automobiles parked on street in front of courthouse.
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
Item Number: 221094
Call Number: 2014-169
Holding Institution: Wabaunsee County Historical Society
Built Environment - Function - Government - Courthouse
Collections - Contributing Institutions - Wabaunsee County Historical Society
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1910s
Government and Politics - Local Government - County
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Alma
Places - Counties - Wabaunsee
Transportation - Automobiles
Type of Material - Photographs