burlngton government buildings

Burlington, Kentucky Burlington, Kentucky
Boone County Courthouse,
 c. 1890
Boone County Court House,
1907
Note the cupolas on the above left two pictures. The large one in the far left pic was replaced in 1898 by the smaller on the right. The original was so heavy that it was pushing out the walls, which were unable to support its weight.

Burlington, Kentucky

Boone County Courthouse, 
c. 1930

A little more information on the early courthouses is here.

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Burlington, Kentucky Burlington, Kentucky

   On the left is Boone County's second courthouse, built in 1817.
It was remodeled  in 1879, the result of which is shown on the right.
 The current “old” court house building, the third, replaced this building in 1889.
The first Courthouse, presumably a log building, served from January, 1801 to 1817.

 

Burlington, Kentucky

Boone Court House Officials, 1950

 

Burlington, Kentucky Burlington, Kentucky map

Boone County Jail
Washington Street & Union Alley
image in the right is 1903; map locates jail

“The jail at Burlington, Boone county, a brick building, erected in 1854, was destroyed by fire on Monday night.
It was set on fire by an insane prisoner named Thomas Kirkpatrick.” Courier-Journal, January 7, 1875

 

Burlington, Kentucky

This is the Boone County Clerk's Building, built in 1853-4.  It stood across the street from the old Court House.  It was converted to a bank in 1889, and housed the Boone County Deposit Bank from 1889 to 1924.  When the bank left the building in 1924, the building was moved across Jefferson Street, and was used as the Burlington post office until 1959.  It was again moved in 2001-02, to behind the old Court House, and now serves as the home of the Boone County Historical Society.

 

Burlington, Kentucky Burlington, Kentucky

   Burlington Infirmary, Burlington (a. k. a. The Poorhouse)
(near where Maplewood is today)

 

 Burlington, Kentucky

Infirmary Residents, names unknown

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Census of Northern Kentucky's Paupers in Almshouses, 1910, here.

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There's a profusely illustrated history book on Burlington, in
 the Arcadia Images of America Series.  You can buy it
from Amazon at the link below:

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