NRHP: Merrick County Courthouse

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Merrick County Courthouse

Merrick County Courthouse

NRHP Reference #: 89002211

NRHP Listing Date: 19900110


18th bet 15th & 16th Aves, Central City, Merrick County, Nebraska

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At the time of the county's organization, 1858, the nonexistent town of Elvira was designated temporary county seat. The permanent county seat designation eventually fell to Central City. The first courthouse, a two-story brick building, was constructed in 1871. Because of disrepair to the original courthouse voters approved a bond issue in 1911 for a new facility. Construction began that same year and in 1913 the Classical Revival-style courthouse was completed.

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