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Allen County Jail

Allen County Jail
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society. Historic Preservation Office
Date: 2012
Allen County Jail is located in Iola, Allen County, Kansas. It was built in 1869 by White and Hays. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.


Bourbon County Courthouse

Bourbon County Courthouse
Date: Between 1892 and 1900
A photograph of the Bourbon County Courthouse located on the west side of National Avenue between Second and Third streets, Fort Scott, Kansas. The building burned to the ground on Jan 12, 1929.


Chase County Courthouse

Chase County Courthouse
Date: Between 1874 and 1879
A view of the Chase County Courthouse building in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Designed by architect John G. Haskell and completed in 1873 by contractor James Bannon, the courthouse is an example of the Second Empire/Franco-American architectural style with limestone walls and trim, and pressed metal ceilings.


Chase County Courthouse

Chase County Courthouse
Date: Between 1879 and 1885
A view of the Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. The architect for the courthouse was John Haskell and the contractor was James Bannon. It was constructed between 1871 and 1873.


Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Date: Between 1870 and 1890
A view of the Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. The courthouse was constructed between 1871 and 1873. The architect was John Haskell and James Bannon was the contractor.


Chase County courthouse

Chase County courthouse
Date: Between 1960 and 1970
A view of the Chase County Courthouse building in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Designed by John G. Haskell and completed in 1873, the courthouse is an example of the Second Empire/Franco-American architectural style with limestone walls and trim, and pressed metal ceilings.


City Hall, Arkansas City, Kansas

City Hall, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: 1913
This black and white photograph shows a group of men and a few woman gathered in front of city hall with the first fire engine truck in Arkansas City, Kansas.


City Hall, Lawrence, Kansas

City Hall, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Between 1878 and 1880
This glass plate negative shows the old city hall, located at the corner of Vermont and Henry Streets, in Lawrence, Kansas. The three story building was often referred to as "The Market House."


City Hall, Salina, Kansas

City Hall, Salina, Kansas
Creator: S. H. Kress & Company
Date: Between 1900 and 1919
This postcard shows City Hall in Salina, Kansas.


City Hall building, Chamber of Commerce building, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

City Hall building, Chamber of Commerce building, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1940
A photograph showing the City Hall building and the Chamber of Commerce building located in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas. The photograph was donated by Garden City Chamber of Commerce.


City Hall in Wichita, Kansas

City Hall in Wichita, Kansas
Creator: C. A. Tanner & Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This is a postcard showing City Hall in Wichita, Kansas.


City hall in Lawrence, Kansas

City hall in Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Weeks, R. E.
Date: Between 1878 and 1880
This is a stereograph showing the old city hall in Lawrence, Kansas.


Coffey County courthouse in Burlington, Kansas

Coffey County courthouse in Burlington, Kansas
Date: Between 1910 and 1920
This is a postcard showing the Coffey County courthouse in Burlington, Kansas.


Construction on the Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Topeka, Kansas

Construction on the Post Office and Federal Courthouse in Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Dollar Portrait Studio
Date: May 02, 1932-November 01, 1933
Here are photographs showing construction on the United State Post Office and Federal building located at 424 SW Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas. The contract for the new building was for $608,000, but additions and changes ran the total cost to $615,512.67. Topeka received this building through the persistent efforts of former Vice-President Charles Curtis and Senator Arthur Capper, who urged the necessary appropriation bills through Congress. They succeeded in getting the Federal Building, which resembles the National treasury building, for their hometown. It is finished in Bedford limestone and St. Genevieve golden vein marble. The building was dedicated on December 11, 1933 and was large enough to house all of the Federal offices. People involved in the construction were Frank L. Moore, construction engineer and James I. Barnes, contractor.


County officials on courthouse steps in Alma, Kansas

County officials on courthouse steps in Alma, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1900
Photograph of county officials standing on the courthouse steps in Alma, Kansas. Herman J. Palenske, second from left in the front row, served as Wabaunsee County Sheriff from 1890-1894. Willis G. Weaver, clerk of the District Court of Wabaunsee County, Jerry B. Fields, treasurer of Wabaunsee County, and Theodore S. Spielman, probate judge of Wabaunsee County, are also present in the photograph.


Court House, Cherokee County, Kansas

Court House, Cherokee County, Kansas
Date: Between 1905 and 1950
Five views of the Cherokee County courthouse, located in Columbus.


Courthouse, Olathe, Kansas

Courthouse, Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1891 and 1901
This black and white postcard shows a view of the Johnson County courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. The two-story brick structure, designed in 1891 by architect George Washburn, served the residents of Johnson County until it was demolished in 1952.


Courthouse, Olathe, Kansas

Courthouse, Olathe, Kansas
Date: Between 1891 and 1919
This black and white postcard shows a view of the Johnson County courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. The two-story brick structure, designed in 1891 by architect George Washburn, served the residents of Johnson County until it was demolished in 1952.


Courthouse, Olathe, Kansas

Courthouse, Olathe, Kansas
Creator: Brown, J.R. & Sons, Olathe, KS
Date: Between 1907 and 1908
These two postcards show a partial view of the community band stand and a full view of the Johnson County courthouse in Olathe, Kansas. The two-story courthouse, designed in 1891 by architect George Washburn, served the residents of Johnson County until it was demolished in 1952.


Courthouse in Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas

Courthouse in Hoxie, Sheridan County, Kansas
Date: Between 1915 and 1930
These two photographs show the Sheridan County courthouse in Hoxie, Kansas. This stone structure appears to have replaced the old wooden courthouse. A windmill and automobile are visible in the photo. A man and child are walking up to the courthouse in the second photo.


Courthouse in Meade County, Kansas

Courthouse in Meade County, Kansas
Date: 1910
This is a postcard showing the Meade County courthouse located in Meade, Kansas.


Courthouse in Ravanna, Kansas

Courthouse in Ravanna, Kansas
Creator: Wolf, Max
Date: Between 1899 and 1900
These two photographs show the Garfield County courthouse in Ravanna, Kansas. The courthouse was located approximately forty miles northeast of Garden City in Finney County. The two-story structure, built for the state's 106th county, was never utilized for governmental activities after the Kansas Supreme dissolved Garfield County on March 7, 1893. A fire in 1900 destroyed the building.


Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday

Cyrus Kurtz Holliday to Mary Dillon Holliday
Creator: Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz, 1826-1900
Date: July 14, 1859
Cyrus K. Holliday wrote from the Wyandotte Convention to his wife, Mary Holliday, in Meadville, Pennsylvania. His efforts to ensure that Topeka would be the capital of Kansas Territory had set back his personal political career (territorially and nationally, that is; he had recently been elected mayor of Topeka). Cyrus anxiously awaited the return of Mary and their children, Lillie and newborn Charles.


Douglas County courthouse in Lawrence, Kansas

Douglas County courthouse in Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Webb-Freyschlog Merc. Co.
Date: 1907
This is a postcard showing the Douglas County courthouse in Lawrence, Kansas.


Edwards County Courthouse, Kinsley, Kansas

Edwards County Courthouse, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: A. & A. Drug Co.
Date: 1917-1919
This postcard represents the courthouse in Kinsley, Kansas for Edwards County.


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