NRHP: Cass County Courthouse

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Cass County Courthouse

Cass County Courthouse

NRHP Reference #: 89002248

NRHP Listing Date: 19900110


Main bet 3rd & 4th, Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska

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Cass County was among the first organized in Nebraska Territory, and Plattsmouth, located on the Missouri River, was one of four towns established in 1854. Because of its early establishment and prosperity Plattsmouth became the county seat. By the late 1880s, however, increased settlement throughout the county brought calls for a more centrally located county seat. While feuding continued, Plattsmouth forces countered opposition efforts by securing passage of a bond issue for a new courthouse. They hoped a new and costly courthouse would lessen the chance that the county seat would be moved. The result is the present courthouse, which was constructed in 1891-92 in the Romanesque Revival style. The building is relatively unaltered and retains a high degree of integrity.

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