Franklin County Courthouse

315 S Main, Ottawa, KS 66067
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Regarded as one of the most outstanding works by 19th century architect George P. Washburn, the courthouse is covered with unique and interesting details and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A statue of Justice stands over the west gable and one of the towers is home to a large bell while yet another proudly displays a four-sided clock. Walking inside this building is like stepping back in time. The oak trim, oak staircases, office furniture, and encaustic tile in the main floor hallway are all original and remain in excellent condition. The courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse is unchanged with the exception of a rear balcony added to provide fire access to the third floor.

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