Old Jackson Country Courthouse

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The original courthouse began as a hotel in 1868 at Second & Main Streets. Courthouse construction took over when the hotel ran out of money before its completion. Destroyed in a tornado in 1886, the country courthouse was forced to take up residence on the corner of Delaware and Fourth Streets. In 1892, the second courthouse was built at Missouri and Oak Streets, where it remained until 1934 when it relocated, again, to its present-day location at 12th and Oak Streets in downtown Kansas City.