First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail

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

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
First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail is located in the United States
First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail
LocationMarshall St. between Fir and Elm Sts., Arthur, Nebraska
Coordinates41°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
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1914
ArchitectNoll, J.S.
Architectural styleItalianate
MPSCounty Courthouses of Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference No.89002241[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 10, 1990

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Jones, Melissa (2005). Superlatives USA: The Largest, Smallest, Longest, Shortest, and Wackiest Sites in America. Capital Books. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-931868-85-3.
  3. ^ Barbara Beving Long (November 8, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail / AT01-4, -5". National Park Service. and accompanying four photos from 1978 and 1988 (NRHP nom doc also available at Nebraska History)

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