Gasconade Courthouse, Hermann

The majestic Gasconade County Courthouse rises on a bluff on the west end of downtown Hermann. It seems to have been undergoing some renovations, as its newly copper domes have replaced dull-colored ones in older photographs. Apparently it claims to be the only courthouse in America paid for with private funds by a local businessman…

Downtown Hermann, Revisited

I first photographed Hermann, which is the county seat of Gasconade County, all the way back in November of 2007. I was surprised and impressed at many of the positive changes. I visited Hermannhof Winery, which I learned was originally a brewery that was ruined by Prohibition. In fact, the town’s economy never really recovered…

Hermann Bank Building

Another great Beaux-Arts bank building in downtown Hermann that I could stare at for hours. The attention to detail is so much more amazing that your average piece of crap bank building popping up in true cookie-cutter fashion.


Update: I went back in August of 2019 to check up on the town.