Courthouse Shelter - Princeton, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 23.816 W 093° 35.135
15T E 450305 N 4471978
Quick Description: Funny, buy Mercer County seat in both MO & WV is the town of Princeton.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2015 5:23:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMNZTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
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Long Description:

County of shelter: Mercer County
location of shelter: 802 East Main Street, Princeton

The short description answers why I had super trouble sorting any decent information. Every Google brought up the West Virginia info, including the Civil Defense Fallout Shelter in the courthouse. All I have is the MO Extension information on the courthouse construction itself.

"J. E. Anderson of Kansas City was low bidder for the contract with $70,500. Construction was to be completed March 1, 1913, or he was to pay $10 a day penalty. Cornerstone ceremonies took place June 8, 1912, attracting a very large crowd (Figure 3). The event inspired some merchants to hold Cornerstone Day sales. The dedication took place in April 1913, again with an overflowing crowd.

"The stone building is 65 by 90 feet and two stories plus basement . A large courtroom is on the third floor, and an assembly room for 300 is on the first floor. Final cost for the courthouse came to more than $76,000; furnishings amounted to almost $5,000.

"Mercer County Courthouse, 1912-. Architects: Richard W. Van Trump and Rae Sanneman" ~ University of Missouri - Extension

Interesting web about Missouri shelters SURVIVALRING

Capacity of shelter: 500

Radiation monitoring equipment: Not Listed

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