First Thurston County Courthouse

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First Thurston County Courthouse
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Location 400-412 Main St., Pender, Nebraska
Coordinates 42°6′51″N96°42′26″W / 42.11417°N 96.70722°W / 42.11417; -96.70722 Coordinates: 42°6′51″N96°42′26″W / 42.11417°N 96.70722°W / 42.11417; -96.70722
Area less than one acre
Architectural style Renaissance, Second Renaissance Revival
MPS County Courthouses of Nebraska MPS
NRHP reference # 89002210 [1]
Added to NRHP January 10, 1990

The First Thurston County Courthouse, in Pender, Nebraska, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. It consists of two contributing buildings. [1]

Pender, Nebraska Village in Nebraska, United States

Pender is a village in Thurston County, Nebraska, United States. On March 22, 2016, the United States Supreme Court resolved a disagreement as to whether Pender is located on the Omaha Indian Reservation, holding unanimously that "the disputed land is within the reservation’s boundaries." The predominantly European-American population was 1,002 at the 2010 census.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

The older building, at 222 Main Street, was built by 1889 and after purchase by the county for $1500 served as courthouse for Thurston County. It is a two-story wood frame commercial building about 20 feet (6.1 m) by 50 feet (15 m) in plan. [2]

Thurston County, Nebraska County in the United States

Thurston County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,940. Its county seat is Pender.

The second building, adjacent, was built in 1892 as a U-shaped hotel building known as Peebles House. It is a 100 feet (30 m) by 95 feet (29 m) three-story brick-faced U-shaped building which has aspects of the Second Renaissance Revival architecture. [2]

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