LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Burt County Courthouse - NHR


category : Historic Courthouses
Burt County Courthouse - NHR

Built in the Beaux Arts style the Burt County Courthouse was completed in 1917, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The four-story building measures 65 feet by 85 feet and features massive columns on three sides of the exterior. Inside, a two-story well highlights a mosaic tile seal of the "great State of Nebraska." Interior treatment also includes marble wainscoting, ceramic tile, ornate plaster details, and wrought iron stair railings.


Burt County was established in 1854. That same year, a group of settlers established what is present-day
Tekamah. The following year Tekamah was named the county seat. From 1857 to 1867 a small two-story log
blockhouse doubled as the first courthouse. A second courthouse was used until the construction of the present
building. Plans for the new building dated from 1913. In 1914 the county residents voted to accept a tax levy to
finance the construction of the new courthouse. No further action appears to have occurred until 1916 when
construction began.



Address: 13th Street between M and N Streets

Come visit us in Tekamah, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Spielman House - NHR

The Spielman House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been owned by Delmar and Elaine Chamberlain since 1981 and exhibits both Queen Anne and NeoClassical Revival detailing in its design. Built in 1906, the house boasts 14

Tekamah, NE National Register

Burt County Courthouse - NHR

Built in the Beaux Arts style the Burt County Courthouse was completed in 1917, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The four-story building measures 65 feet by 85

Tekamah, NE Historic Courthouses

Carnegie Library

An $8,000 gift more than 85 years ago has resulted in decades of reading enjoyment for citizens of Tekamah and the surrounding area. The building itself, an example of the Renaissance Revival style, is listed on the Nebraska Register of Historic Places

Tekamah, NE Carnegie Libraries

Tekamah City Bridge - NHR

The Tekamah City Bridge is included on the National Register of Historic Places due to its age, integrity, engineering method and manner of construction. The bridge is a concrete rigid-frame style, developed in Westchester County, New York, in the early 1920

Tekamah, NE National Register

Summit Lake State Recreation Area

Summit is a 190-acre lake with 345 acres of land. While not the jewel it once was, Summit Lake has a sparkling future. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission began draining the 190-acre lake in July 2000. In the spring of 2001

Tekamah, NE Recreation

Things to do Historic Courthouses near Tekamah, NE