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Manhattan in Riley County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Riley County Courthouse

 
 
Riley County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
1. Riley County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  

Designed by Holland and Squires Architects in the Romanesque style

Constructed by J.B. Betts of Topeka with stone carving by David Penny 1905-1907

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Monument contributions by Bayer Stone, Bayer Construction, and Deggingers' Foundry
 
Erected by Elias R. Logan, BSA Troop 74 Eagle Scout project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 39° 10.769′ N, 96° 33.797′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, Kansas, in Riley County. Marker is at the intersection of East Poyntz Avenue and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Poyntz Avenue. The marker is on the southwest corner of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan KS 66502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Veteran (within shouting distance of this marker); Amanda Arnold Arch (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Damon Runyon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osage Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Colorado Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Change & Growth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yuma Street (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
More about this marker. This marker was planned, researched, and erected by Elias R. Logan, BSA Troop 74 (Manhattan, KS), as his Eagle Scout project, completed in 2006. Funding was provided by the YES! Fund (Youth Empowerment for Success), the Manhattan Rotary Club, and Lewis Fuertes with assistance provided by the Riley County Historical Society; Leon Hobson, Riley County Engineer, with approval from the Riley County Commissioners; Atwood Rental, Blueville Nursery, Deggingers' Foundry of Topeka, Bayer Stone, Bayer Construction, and fellow scouts in Troop 74.
 
Also see . . .  Riley County Courthouse National Register Nomination. (Submitted on February 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Riley County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brad Logan, July 1, 2022
2. Riley County Courthouse Marker
Riley County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brad Logan, circa July 1, 2022
3. Riley County Courthouse and Marker
Riley County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 30, 2010
4. Riley County Courthouse Marker
Riley County Courthouse Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
5. Riley County Courthouse Entrance
Riley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
6. Riley County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 2022, by Brad Logan of Manhattan, Kansas. Photos:   1. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2022, by Brad Logan of Manhattan, Kansas.   4. submitted on July 7, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on February 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on February 13, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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