First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail

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First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail
Arthur, Nebraska old courthouse from NW.JPG
First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail is located in Nebraska
First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail
Location Marshall St. between Fir and Elm Sts., Arthur, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°34′12″N 101°41′25″W / 41.57000°N 101.69028°W / 41.57000; -101.69028Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 101°41′25″W / 41.57000°N 101.69028°W / 41.57000; -101.69028
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1914
Architect Noll,J.S.
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Local
MPS County Courthouses of Nebraska MPS
NRHP Reference # 89002241[1]
Added to NRHP January 10, 1990

The First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail, was perhaps the smallest court house in the United States, and serves now as a museum.[2]

Located at Marshall St. between Fir and Elm Sts. in Arthur, Nebraska, the 26-by-28-foot (7.9 m × 8.5 m) courthouse building was built in 1914, and the jail was built in 1915, as the first government buildings in newly formed Arthur County. The courthouse was designed by a J.S. Noll with some elements of Italianate style. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990; the listing included two contributing buildings.[1][3]

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