The former Clark County Courthouse in Kahoka, MO stood for roughly 140 years and it was starting to show its age.
Court proceedings had to be moved to a nearby building over safety and security concerns while the foundation was starting to shift. There were also accessibility issues and limited space.
Talk of restoring or replacing the facility had been out there for years. In fact, the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation started including the Clark County Courthouse in its list of Most Endangered Historic Places in 2005.