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Ralls County Courthouse and Jail-Sheriff's House


  • Address: Courthouse Sq
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1857/07/08 The County Court accepts the building plans and orders the structure erected.
1870/07/00 Ralls County Courthouse is completed three at the sum of $18,000. No major alterations took place until 1936 when the annex was added across the back of the building, changing it from a rectangle into the present "T" form.
1900/08/02 Pinkerton National Detective Agency Detectives Alex Jester is acquitted for the murder of Gilbert Gates. Defense: it is admitted that in the trial the state is unable to enforce the law and order and protect the peace ... of the state without the aid of millionaires and their Pinkerton detectives.
1939/00/00 Ralls County Courthouse achieves national attention when its facade is chosen as the model for the Missouri buildings at the World's Fair in New York and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. 1939 New York World's Fair
1939/00/00 Ralls County Courthouse achieves national attention when its facade is chosen as the model for the Missouri buildings at the World's Fair in New York and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. Golden Gate International Exposition

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Particulars for Ralls County Courthouse and Jail-Sheriff's House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Criminal Justice Correctional Facility
Historic Use Courthouse
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Law
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 72000728
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Greek revival
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Law, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1858, 1869, 1936
Historic Function: Domestic, Government
Historic Sub-Function: Correctional facility, Single dwelling, Courthouse
Current Function: Domestic, Government
Current Sub-Function: Correctional facility Single dwelling Courthouse

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