Saturday, August 16, 2014

#201: Warren County Courthouse

This cake was one of the farthest from me, at nearly 70 miles! But luckily, it was straight-up interstate highway from Glen Carbon. Warrenton was the first stop on my 'Missouri River'-side journey. When my oldest sister attended Mizzou in Columbia several years ago, I knew we were getting closer to home on the way back via I-70 (Warrenton is the midway point between Glen Carbon and Columbia, MO).

The city of Warrenton, named after General Joseph Warren, was founded in 1835. Its nickname is 'City of all seasons'. Despite of its 'far-out' location, it is considered part of the St. Louis Metropolitan area. This cake is the only one located in Warren County, MO. The city makes most of its external revenue from I-70 travelers.

Facts about the Warren County Courthouse:
This historcal Daniel Boone marker is found outside the courthouse
  • Its current building was dedicated in 1998. 
  • The former building (built in 1870), which was added to the National Register of Historic Places, was demolished in 1995. 
  • It was demolished due to years of outdating, starting in the 1960s because of new Missouri laws in courthouses about juries. In addition, the building and its offices were showing signs of wear. 
  • This veterans memorial marker is found outside the Warren County Courthouse

  • Close look at the Warren County Courthouse sign
    Frontal view of the Warren County Courthouse
    A street view of downtown Warrenton, MO (taken from across the courthouse)
    The cake, which focuses on 'the four seasons', which is very fitting:
Left side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Right side of the cake

Top of the cake

Warren County, Missouri's Official website
Official website

104 West Main St., WARRENTON, MO, 63383
Cake artist: Patty Spellman

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