Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
5510
Reproduction Record ID:
5510
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
county courthouse
Title:
Fayette County Courthouse
Title Type:
preferred
Creator:
Gibbs, David W., active late 19th century
Creator Dates:
1870-1900
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1882-1885
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Washington Court House (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
110 E. Court (Washington Court House, Ohio)
Culture:
American
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
arches
Subject:
pediments
Subject:
clock towers
Subject:
flat roofs
Subject:
pavilions (building divisions)
Subject:
belfries (equipment spaces)
Subject:
Washington Court House (Ohio)
Description:
The Fayette County courthouse was built between 1882-1885 by architect David Gibbs in an eclectic architectural style, features of which included an arched entrance, pedimented pavilion, and central belfry surmounted by a statue of Justice. Renowned for its Willard murals located outside the entrance to the courtroom, the mural's themes of electricity, telegraphy, and mail represent the early progress of Fayette County.
Information Source:
Thrane, Susan W. County Courthouses of Ohio. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000.
Reproduction Creator:
Deshon, Robert A., 1915-2007
Reproduction View:
Cornerstone with inscription
Reproduction View Type:
detail view
Reproduction Information Source:
Ohio Historical Society
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.

Fayette County Courthouse