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Warrensburg in Johnson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Johnson County Courthouse

Constructed 1896-98

 
 
Johnson County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
1. Johnson County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.

Listed in the National Register
of Historic Places
April 7, 1995

Constructed of locally quarried sandstone, the present Johnson County Courthouse is the oldest of four Missouri courthouses designed by architect George E. McDonald of Omaha, Neb. Historically, the courthouse is significant as the seat of county government since 1898. It is also significant for its Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, a style often characterized by massive, rough-textured exteriors with numerous round arches and cavernous entrances. The Contractor was John M. Anderson of Emporia, KS. The courthouse cost $50,585 to construct.

Marker placed by Johnson County Commission in behalf of all the citizens June 29, 1996


 
Erected 1996 by Johnson County Commission.
 
Location. 38° 45.904′ N, 93° 44.429′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, Missouri, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Holden Street and Market Street, on the left when traveling north on Holden Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Holden Street, Warrensburg MO 64093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson County Centennial (a few steps from this marker); Senator Vest's World Famous Tribute to Old Drum
Johnson County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
2. Johnson County Courthouse and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Pertle Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Blind Boone Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); John William Boone (approx. half a mile away); Old Public Square (approx. half a mile away); Johnson County's Old Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Warrensburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Johnson County Courthouse National Register Registration Form. (Submitted on July 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Johnson County, Missouri, Official Website. (Submitted on July 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Johnson County Courthouse Center Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
3. Johnson County Courthouse Center Tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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