Chase County Courthouse (Kansas)

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Chase County Courthouse
Chase County Couthouse Kansas 9-4-2009.JPG
Chase County Courthouse (Kansas) is located in Kansas
Chase County Courthouse (Kansas)
Location On the square at S end of Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Coordinates 38°22′21″N 96°32′30″W / 38.37250°N 96.54167°W / 38.37250; -96.54167Coordinates: 38°22′21″N 96°32′30″W / 38.37250°N 96.54167°W / 38.37250; -96.54167
Built 1873
Architectural style Italian Renaissance Revival, Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 71000304[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1971

The Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas was built in 1873 and is the oldest operating courthouse in Kansas.[2]


The courthouse was constructed from local limestone, and the three story winding staircase was constructed from local walnut trees.[3] The architectural style has been described as Second Empire or Italian Renaissance Revival and Italianate.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[3][1] The architect was John G. Haskell who was among the architects of the Kansas State Capitol.

Tours are available by appointment by contacting the Chase County Chamber of Commerce.[2]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Chase County Courthouse". Chase County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls". Kansas Sampler Foundation. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 

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