The Harper County Courthouse was constructed in 1908,and dubbed "Pride of Harper County." The building was designed by architect George P. Washburn. Made of red brick and limestone, the marvelous building has 3 stories, attic and a full basement. Cornerstone ceremonies were held on January 29, 1908, conducted by the Officers of the Kansas Masonic Grand Lodge. Total cost of the building including electric wiring, fixtures, heating and plumbing, wood furniture, steel vault furniture, plans and supervision was $76,560.98. The Courthouse was dedicated on November 10, 1908.