I was excited to photograph Hank the Goldendoodle at the historic McPherson Kansas County Courthouse this weekend. According to http://www.visitmcpherson.com, the courthouse is currently listed in the National Register of historic places. The 105 foot tower houses a clock that was added to the courthouse in 1908. It is a prime example of the Richardsonian Romanesque Architectural style of Kansas’ 19th Century courthouses. The city and county of McPherson bear the name of the highest ranking Union officer to die on the battlefield during the Civil War, General James Birdseye McPherson. This statue was dedicated on July 4, 1917. McPherson Kansas is the only city named after the general.
Hank was the perfect model for this setting and extremely smart. He didn’t even need to be retained on a leash and followed every command – including commands I didn’t ask for like a huge smile! He brought along his tie and briefcase to ensure he was prepared to handle the next big case. Happy Monday from Hank!