Jasper County Courthouse, Carthage, Missouri 
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The incongruous Jasper County Courthouse is an apparition from another time and place. The courthouse appears suddenly and unexpectedly when traveling near Carthage, Missouri,

Completed in 1895, the Jasper County Courthouse is a three-story Romanesque Revival-style building with a high basement and attic.  Corner pavilions, towers, and dormers add complexity to the basic mass. 

The Jasper County Courthouse is constructed of rectangular rock-faced blocks of native Carthage limestone.  The joints and seams are neatly pointed with Portland cement bead. The deep cornices, clock tower lantern, guttering, and downspouts are copper.  Aluminum window casings are on all facades above the first story level.

Visit the living places description of the Jasper County Courthouse.

 
Jasper County Courthouse Carthage Missouri photograph by Jeffrey Sward
Jasper County Courthouse Facade View (jcc0311a3c5)
 
Jasper County Courthouse Carthage Missouri photograph by Jeffrey Sward
Jasper County Courthouse Three Quarter View (jcc0318a1c5)
 
 

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