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Smith County Courthouse

Address: 218 S. Grant
Smith Center, KS 66967
Telephone Number: 785.282.5170
Second Telephone Number: 785.282.5100

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At 218 S Grant is this "Modern (classical) Eclecticism style Courthouse.  The building was started in the Spring of 1918. Work on the new building was delayed several times, due to the scarcity of material caused by the war. It was completed and ready to be occupied by January 1st, 1920.  It was constructed in gray ozark granite to the first floor.  From there on it is of cream colored Bedord Stone.  The floors are tile and all stairways are  marble with tile winscoatings. The total cost furnished completedly was approximately $98,000 and was all paid for when ready to be occupied.  This information was taken from Hattie Baker's History Vol. 2 written in 1959. This history can be found in the Smith Center Library.

Colorful tiles decorate the courthouse walls throughout the building.

contact info
City of Smith Center
119 West Court
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: (785) 282-3249
Fax: (785) 282-6703
Smith Center Economic Development
219 S. Main
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785.282.6517
Fax: 785.686.4116
Smith Center Chamber of Commerce
219 S. Main
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785.282.3895
Fax: 785.686.4116
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