Saline County Courthouse


Marshall, MO


Saline County Commissioners




Clock Tower
Cross Gable Roof


Constructed from 1882-83, the Saline County Courthouse is located in Marshall, Missouri. Designed by J.C. Cochran, a Chicago, Illinois architect, the courthouse is an example of a cruciform plan built in a classical style. The roof is a cross gable plan with a clock tower located at the intersection of the gable roofs.

To correct many years of exterior deterioration and alterations, SWD Architects developed a restoration and renovation plan for the historic courthouse.

The exterior historic renovation includes the cleaning and repair of the brick and sandstone facades. This work includes the repair of settlement cracking and deterioration of the sandstone. The sandstone repair was accomplished through a combination of patching and stone replacement.

Also included in the exterior renovation were a new slate roof, reconstruction of the built-in gutter system, and restoration of the decorative metal cornices and details.

The interior renovation and restoration included repair of the roof framing, plaster wall, trim, and ceiling repairs, replacement of fan coil units, installation of a new fire alarm system, upgraded lighting, and restroom remodeling.