United Telephone Building

Say hello to United Telephone Building

At 1003 Main stands one of “the state’s most colorful buildings,” according to Kansas Sampler Foundation. Goodland gets a new telephone building Goodland’s United Telephone Building, an Art Deco masterpiece, was built in 1931. At that time, Goodland’s exchange had more than 1,000 telephones. The system was overloaded. Goodland officials approached the telephone company, asking…

Scales of Justice

All rise: Sherman County District Court

The Art Deco District Court Room   The Sherman County District Court’s courtroom on the Sherman County Courthouse second floor is full of Art Deco detail. Courtroom is through the double doors opposite the staircase and elevator. District Judge Scott Showalter calls it “the most beautiful courtroom in Western Kansas.” Furniture and decoration are mostly…