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Otoe County Courthouse, Nebraska City, Nebraska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 40° 40.591 W 095° 51.498
15T E 258425 N 4506777
Quick Description: The Otoe County Courthouse is the oldest public building in Nebraska.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2007 12:21:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM1P3F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
Views: 127

Long Description:
Otoe county was formed and Nebraska City made the county seat in 1855 while Nebraska was still a territory. The brick Italianate courthouse, the oldest public building in the state, was completed in 1865, two years before Nebraska became a state. A wing was added to the west side in 1882 and an identical wing on the east side was build it 1936. Signs inside on the first floor identify walls which were part of the original structure and those added later.

The building, which is on the National Historical Register, occupies a block in downtown Nebraska city.
Year Built: 1864-1865

Current Use of Building: Courthouse

Level of Courts: County

Architect: A. G. Bassett

Dates this building was used to house judicial proceedings: 1865-present

Physical Address:
10th St. and Central Ave Nebraska City NE 68410


Related Website: [Web Link]

Hours: Not listed

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