government buildings

Carroll Co, Ky

The Third Court House in Carroll County, 1883
(The present Court House is the fourth)

 

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Carroll County Court
 House, c. 1890

1906

Carroll County
 Courthouse & Square

 

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c. 1910

 

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1910 Carroll County
 Courthouse & Square
unknown year 1947
Carroll County Courthouse

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“We notice that the Court House is being painted.  It is time, as it is needed it very badly.  Let us make a little suggestion to our court officials:  The court yard is in a miserable condition; have it drained and filled up, or if we want a beautiful lake in the summer and an excellent skating rink in the winter, let it be walled up so that it will be of some use.  Don't spend money on the Court House and leave the yard in such conditions that we can't get into the house.” - Carrollton Democrat, May 24, 1868
“Carrollton boys go in bathing in a pond in the court-house yard.” Courier-Journal, June 19, 1882
Has Carroll County had two court houses or four?  Yes.  Explanation here. History of Carroll's several early court houses is here.

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Carroll County Court
 House, 1906
Aerial of Court House
 in the 1937 Flood
The Carroll County Courthouse.
The key to the men in this
photo is here.

 

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Carroll County Scene,
March 16, 1907
“to Miss Anna Walesly,
102 Hepburn Ave. Louisville, Ky.
Still Lonesome, Laura May”
Carroll County Courthouse,
1932

 

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“Custom House,” 1909 Carrollton Post Office, c. 1941 Carrollton Post Office, c. 1945

 

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Carrollton Post Office, April 25, 1911
“Miss Cecil Hendrix, Jett, Ky. Dear Cuz, I received your
card this week was glad to hear from you. I had begin to
think you wasn't going to answer my card. Jack and May's
baby is dead it is going to be buried at Oakland today at
11 o'clock died yesterday morning at six clock.
Ans soon, Homer ”
Carrollton Post Office
“Mrs. Mary Brooke, Eaton, Ohio, This office is not bothered
much with letters from you.  All are well, and think and speak
of you often.  Could tell you something funny if you come and
 give me half a chance. All will send love, as well as, WB. ”
“Josh Gibson, of Logansport [Indiana], was the lowest bidder, to-day, for the construction
of the public building at Carrollton, Ky. His bid was $15,731.” The Indianapolis Journal, October 17, 1900

 

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A Carrollton paper in 1885 gave this account of the towns postmasters. In those days, the post office frequently consisted of nothing more than a small box with a bunch of letters in it, and a big sign out front of an already established business. And while the memory of the man remembering the postmasters is not infallible (see the official list here), we include it so you can see that the post office moved with great frequency, depending on who won the last election.

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Carrollton Post Office was
 built in 1901/1902
Post Office Construction
 Scene, 1900

“The cornerstone of the new post-office at Carrollton, Ky., was laid Tuesday”
from the Mt. Sterling Advocate, Tuesday, June 25, 1901

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“Post Office hours for Sunday in the future will be from 7 to 9 o'clock A.M. and 3 to 5 P.M.”  the Carrollton Democrat, May 13, 1868

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Carroll Co, Ky

Looking East
Courtesy Kentucky Historical Society
Visit history.ky.gov regarding rights and reproduction

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“Washington, September 1.- Representative D. Linn Gooch, of the Covington, Ky., District, was in town to-day from his inland home, on Department business.  He has arranged for the establishment of of several rural postal routes, and has also arranged nine hundred bound volumes of valuable Government reports for the library of Carrollton, Ky.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, September 3, 1903

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Carroll County Library, 1978 War Memorial of Carroll County

 

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A Carrollton water bill from 1900.  Note how they allocate the charges

 

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Carroll County Friends Dinner Honoring J. Lyter Donaldson, 1932
warning: larger than usual  images

 

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Carroll County Jail,
Built 1899 *
Carroll County Jail Historical Carroll
County Jail
unknown date Carroll County Jail
*Message on back says   “Jail is still in use 3 men in it. a woman too.”  August 22, 1964. 

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