This picture of the north side of the Seward square was posted on facebook recently by the lady that has “Chapter’s Book Store” in the building at the left end of the picture. It was dated 1887. It is remarkable that this whole block of buildings is still intact today with very little change in outward appearance. The County Court House was built in 1905-07 in the full block where the horses are tied. At the time of the picture, that block was vacant except for a Flag Pole, Windmill and newly planted trees as shown on a 1873 picture that I bought at an auction several years ago when a long time Seward family had an Estate sale.