KIOWA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The Kiowa County Courthouse was originally built in 1914 and damaged in the 2007 tornado. It was not destroyed, however, making it one of the few historic buildings in Greensburg to survive. The old glass-block windows were broken out, the roof membrane was blown off, and interior finishes were damaged by rain entering the building through a hole caused by a flying vehicle from the nearby police impound. This damage allowed three days of rain to pour inside.
Most of the County’s paperwork was salvaged thanks to the quick actions taken the day after the tornado, but the amount of damage meant the building had to be completely overhauled. Luckily, the exterior masonry walls of the building remained intact and were able to be reused.