Old Photos:Courthouses

After seeing a historic courthouse in Pittsfield,IL I searched the Life Magazine Archives for the photos of old courthouses in Kansas in Missouri. There were just a few.

Pettis Co. Courthouse in Sedalia, MO.

View of Pettis Co. Courthouse. Sedalia, MO, US

View of Pettis Co. Courthouse. Sedalia, MO, US

Cars crowding the parking lot in front of the courthouse in Independence, MO.

Cars crowding the parking lot in front of the courthouse. Independence, MO, US

Cars crowding the parking lot in front of the courthouse. Independence, MO, US

Pike County Courthouse in Bowling Green, MO.

Pike County courthouse Bowling Green, MO

Pike County courthouse. Bowling Green, MO

The exterior of the new white court house building.Richfield, KS

The exterior of the new white court house building.Richfield, KS

New Kansas City Courthouse. Kansas City, MO

New Kansas City Courthouse. Kansas City, MO

I usually limit my old photo posts to KS and MO, but here is a link to other courthouse photos around the country.

Thanks to JJS in KCK for the idea.

  • radiomankc

    Nice photos…I enjoyed them, and love looking at photos taken when I was young. I think the one in front of the JXCO courthouse was a 53 Ford sedan.

  • St. Joseph is a bit of a cultural pit but the courthouse there is pretty old-school terrific. just fyi, in case you run into it.

    Mo Rage

  • btw, that would be Buchanan County (courthouse)

  • Sophia

    The Buchanan County courthouse is nice. I like that it has open and obvious stairs. I hate going to a building that only has a few floors and everyone is forced to cramp into a crappy elevator because the stairs are hidden away, or locked from the outside (only intended for use going down and out in case of fire).

  • I will always select autos as favorites over courthouses. While both are necessary, I will always opt for the fun things, thus my preference is cars. You have some tremendous archives. Thanks for showing them online.