Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Robert A. Deshon Courthouses Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
1
Reproduction Record ID:
1
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
county courthouse
Title:
Allen County Courthouse
Title Type:
preferred
Creator:
Maetzel, George H., 1837-1891
Creator Dates:
1837-1891
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1881-1884
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Lima (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
301 N. Main Street (Lima, Ohio)
Style Period:
Second Empire
Culture:
American
Subject:
Lima (Ohio)
Subject:
mansard roofs
Subject:
bell towers
Subject:
arches
Subject:
stringcourses
Subject:
quoins
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Description:
The present courthouse is Allen County's third courthouse since its inception in 1832. It was built from 1881-1884 at a cost of $360,000. The building, designed by architect George Maetzel, is an elaborate French Second Empire Style. Mansard-roofed towers frame the building with a projecting entrance pavilion located in the center. The Justice Center, a complex built in 1990 containing a jail, courts, and sheriff offices, is located just north of the courthouse and is connected by an overhead walkway. The seamless blending of the two buildings creates an impressive complex for the citizens of Allen County.
Information Source:
Thrane, Susan W. County Courthouses of Ohio. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000.
Reproduction Creator:
Deshon, Robert A., 1915
Reproduction View:
Front and side facade
Reproduction View Type:
exterior 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.

Allen County Courthouse