Holt County Courthouse

O’Neill, NE

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Holt County Courthouse

The Holt County Courthouse is significant because of its architecture and historic association with politics and local government. It was found to be “a good example of public architecture in the county” and to be a “good example of the County Citadel …

Architect:
John W. Latenser & Sons, Inc.

Location

O’Neill, NE

Build Date

1936

Project Date

1992-2009

Architectural Style

Art Deco

Additional Info

The Holt County Courthouse is significant because of its architecture and historic association with politics and local government. It was found to be “a good example of public architecture in the county” and to be a “good example of the County Citadel Property Type”.

Berggren Architects were retained by the Holt County Board of Supervisors to review their courthouse and annex to develop a space needs study of all County Offices and begin the Master Planning Process. The Master Plan prioritized the total needs of the County and their estimated costs. These needs included a new mechanical system, new electrical service and code improvements for the Jail and Communications Center. It also indicated the need for improved security and increased space for all of the offices of the courthouse. The most economical and efficient way to improve the courthouse and satisfy all of the needs of the space was an addition. Our addition for the courthouse is complete and includes an elevator and restroom facilities to achieve accessibility to all floors, a new County Courtroom, and storage for the Clerk of the County Court; a new Supervisors hearing room, more storage for the County Assessor, a completely renovated Jail and new Sheriff’s office and Dispatch Center.  The entire facility is served by a geo-thermal heat pump system.  The well field is located under the south parking lot following consideration for the eventuality of a new jail structure being located on the north side of the courthouse.

Holt County Courthouse