In 1845 the court appropriated $10,000 for a brand-new courthouse and appointed William Jewell commissioner. The court boosted the appropriation by $5,000 when approving the plans Jewell presented on January 1846. The Architect in all probability was W.M. Winter, whose name originally appeared on a plaque. Very little is understood concerning Winter. He entered a proposal for the mu educational Hall building, however, he wasn't awarded the commission.
The building measured eighty-four by fifty-one feet and fronted south. The columns of this courthouse aligned with the columns on educational Hall at mu several blocks south of the courthouse; this explains the weird corner placement of the courthouse on the square. Boone County used this courthouse throughout the nineteenth century. Once the 1906-09 courthouse neared completion, the County Court ordered the previous building demolished. However, when a conjunctive effort by townsfolk to avoid wasting the building, the decision was made to preserve the columns. Today, the columns of the 1846 courthouse and also the columns of the University's educational Hall stands in their original alignment of the mid-19th century.
For the third and present courthouse, the placement was moved to the middle of the square. Twenty-two architects visited with the court before the court commissioned John H. Felt to draw plans for the new building. The court requested that Felt style a building conforming with their needs for a restrained classical style. A taller dome, originally planned for the courthouse, met with disapproval, the designer altered the planning, manufacturing the lower, rounded dome. Construction began in 1906 and was finished in 1909. The contractor was J.A. McCarter, Macon, Missouri; value came to about $100,000.
The Boone County Courthouse is located at 705 E Walnut St, Columbia, MO 65201. Qualls Bail Bonds is approved to post bonds up to $500,000 in the 13th Judicial Circuit, which consists of Boone County and Callaway County. Give us a call for a Columbia bail bondsman.
The Boone County Jail is located at the Boone county sheriff's Department at 2121 E County Dr, Columbia, MO 65202. This is where a defendant is booked and detained. All Bonds under $250,000 can be posted at the Jail 24 hours a day 7 days a week by Qualls Bail Bonds in Columbia, Any Bond over $250,000 must be posted at the Boone County Courthouse Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm. Give us a call for a Boone County Bail Bonds.