The Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, was completed in 1873 and is constructed of walnut and limestone, which was quarried on the town site. It is the oldest Kansas Courthouse still in use. The courthouse was designed in French Renaissance style by John G. Haskell, who was also the first architect of the statehouse in Topeka.
The courthouse is characterized by the distinctive shape of the roof. Standing 113-feet tall, you can see the courthouse and its red mansard roof from vantage points throughout the county on most days. Featured within this structure is a three-story spiral staircase made from walnut trees from the Cottonwood River.
Self guided tours are available during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments to view the courthouse on weekends and holidays can be made by contacting the Chase County Chamber of Commerce at (620)273-8469 or by visiting the chamber website.