John G. Haskell

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John Gideon Haskell (February 5, 1832 – November 25, 1907) was an architect who designed portions of the Kansas State Capitol and other public buildings in the state.

Haskell was born in Milton, Vermont. His father in 1854 moved to Lawrence, Kansas, with the New England Emigrant Aid Company. He was attending Brown University at the time and had an architect job in Boston. His father died in 1857 and he moved to Kansas, where he remained for the rest of his life.[1][2]

He joined the Union army during the American Civil War. After the war he was named official state architect and as such finished the work on the Kansas State Capitol.

He was recruited by county commissioners of Greenwood and Chase counties in east central Kansas to design their courthouses, which he did in 1871, and he designed other courthouses as well.[3]:29–30



  1. ^ John G. Haskell - Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society
  2. ^ John G. Haskell Biography - The Castle Tea Room
  3. ^ a b c d e f Sally F. Schwenk (2002). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation: Historic County Courthouses of Kansas" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved March 11, 2017.