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The historic roadbed of Route 66 runs through downtown Waynesville where the most prominent building in town is the Pulaski County Courthouse.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to the arm knitting class last night! Thanks to Shannon Huff for the class idea and taking such wonderful pictures, I love the conversations, creativity, and humor you captured!If you look up, you’ll notice that exposed rafters edge the bell tower’s roof.They are supported by a decorative corbel table - pieces of protruding, decorated stone provided to carry the weight of the roof above.On the wooden stairway leading to the second floor, the original decorative spindle balustrade is just like it was in 1903.Once upstairs, visitors can see the original oak ceiling with exposed rafters and joints in the courtroom--an example of superb craftsmanship.The Pulaski County Courthouse is located on Old Route 66 on the Courthouse Square, between Benton and North Lynn Sts. The Pulaski County Courthouse Museum in the building is open April-September, Saturday, am to pm. Private tours are available at other times with advance arrangements. Call 573-855-3644 or 573-774-6566 for information or visit the Pulaski County Courthouse Museum website.
The National Register nomination form for the building can be found here .
An open portico porch supported by brick piers is topped with a Queen Anne-style arch and a hard-to-miss decorative grill of wrought iron.
Two stories up, the brick date stone is projected at the center of the attic level.
For heartland Missouri, the detailing is more than a little unusual.
Built in 1903 in the Romanesque Revival style with Italianate features, the two story red brick courthouse is an illustration of undeniable civic pride and optimism on the part of the citizens of none-too-large, turn-of-the-century Waynesville. Hohenschild, State architect at the time, designed the courthouse, one of many public buildings he designed in Missouri.
Designed like a shield and showing the building’s construction date, 1903, the date stone is decidedly diagonal, as if standing against a stiff breeze.