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Common Pleas Courthouse and Park - Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 37° 18.306 W 089° 31.223
16S E 276626 N 4131697
Quick Description: Common Pleas Courthouse and Park - Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2012 2:38:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMEYVZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 9

Long Description:
The historical marker in front of the Common Pleas Court House and Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was placed by the Rotary Club. The marker reads:

In 1806, Louis Lorimer ceded this plot to the city for a civic center. The present building dates from 1854. It houses city offices and court of common pleas. The cellar was a civil war prison. The park accommodates a union memorial, bandstand, and public library and at one time a fire station and produce mart. It has fostered many activities through the years - from slave auctions to religious worship.
Plaque or monument: Plaque

Placed by?: Not listed

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