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The courthouse in Atchison is the third of 13 courthouses designed for Kansas counties by late-19th century architect George P Washburn; it was the only one built of stone (the others are brick) and was the most expensive of the 13. Washburn's Kansas courthouses have similar design aspects, although no two were alike; common features include corner towers (round or square), arched windows and doors, elevated porches and central clock towers. Over 100 years, the Courthouse has only been slightly modified. The courtroom was divided and a drop-down ceiling added that conceals a beautiful stained-glass ceiling and arched stained-glass panes over the courtroom's tall, central windows; the jury box and judge's bench are also original. Of particular interest are portraits lining the walls of the courtroom that show the succession of Atchison County judges. Today, this century-old building still bustles with the daily business of county government.

Location: Atchison Kansas 66002 Telephone 913 367-4400

Other History nearby:
(Independence) 1827 Log Courthouse
(Independence) 1859 Jail, Marshall's Home & Museum
(Atchison) Amelia Earhart Birthplace
(Smithville) American Angus Hall of Fame
(Kansas City) American Royal Museum & Visitors Center
(Savannah) Andrew County Museum

08/16 Coming to The Atchison area
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.


Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.