Monday, August 25, 2014

#210: St. Charles County Courthouse

Just by looking at the picture, yeah it was bright out that day! Still, the cake has some very cool colors and all.

  • Started to be built in 1900, cornerstone laid out the following year, but in 1903 was put on hold because of flooding from the Missouri River.
  • The land was called 'Clerks Hill' before the courthouse was built, as there were two government clerks offices atop the hill
  • This was not the first location of the courthouse. The first was built at the corner of Madison and Main Streets in St. Charles
  • In 1876, the original courthouse was damaged by a tornado, prompting local government leaders to move to a new location.
  • Several historical markers are found outside the building. Most notably are some plaques surrounding the statue of St. Carlos Borromeo, which detail how St. Charles and the county developed.

Statue of Saint Carlos (or Charles) Borromeo, the city's namesake

Two artists, Zack Farmer and Erica Kaiser, decorated this colorful cake:
Back side of the cake

Right side of the cake

Left side of the cake

Official website for St. Charles County Government

100 N. 3rd St., ST. CHARLES, MO, 63301
Cake artists: Zack Farmer and Erica Kaiser

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