Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
5500
Reproduction Record ID:
5500
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
county courthouse
Title:
Fulton County Courthouse
Title Type:
preferred
Creator:
Bensman, H.B., active late 19th century
Creator Dates:
1860-1899
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
contractor
Creator:
Voss, Alexander, active late 19th century
Creator Dates:
1860-1899
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
contractor
Creator:
Miller, C.C., active late 19th century
Creator Dates:
1860-1899
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1870-1872
Date Type:
creation
Location:
210 S. Fulton (Wauseon, Ohio)
Location:
Wauseon (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Style Period:
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Culture:
American
Subject:
mural paintings (visual works)
Subject:
Wauseon (Ohio)
Subject:
belfries (equipment spaces)
Subject:
arches
Subject:
clock towers
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
domes (architectural element)
Description:
In 1869, the residents of Fulton County passed an "enabling" act that moved the county seat from Ottokee to Wauseon. Though Ottokee was more centrally located, Wauseon had a larger population and more business, making it an appropriate location for the county seat.The act stipulated that private residents had to pay $5,000 of the total estimated building costs of $25,000. The result was the present Italianate style courthouse completed in 1872 by architect C.C. Miller, complete with murals, hand-carved woodwork, and a stained glass dome.
Information Source:
Reighard, Frank H., ed. A Standard History of Fulton County, Ohio. Vol. 1. Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1920.
Reproduction Creator:
Deshon, Robert A., 1915-2007
Reproduction View:
Clock tower
Reproduction View Type:
detail view
Reproduction Information Source:
Ohio Historical Society
Reproduction Rights Statement:
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Fulton County Courthouse