Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
Robert A. Deshon Courthouses Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
559
Reproduction Record ID:
559
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
county courthouse
Title:
Wayne County Courthouse
Title Type:
preferred
Creator:
Boyd, Thomas, active late 19th century
Creator Dates:
1870-1900
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1877-1879
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Wooster (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
428 W. Liberty (Wooster, Ohio)
Style Period:
Second Empire
Culture:
American
Subject:
mansard roofs
Subject:
arches
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
clock towers
Subject:
Wooster (Ohio)
Description:
The Second Empire style courthouse was built from 1877-1879 by architect Thomas Boyd. In the original plans, the building was supposed to be symmetrical, however county officials decided to preserve the newer, north annex of the old courthouse to save money. Outside the south and east entrances are four statues of the mythological character Atlantes, made out of Berea stone, meant to represent the Titan Atlas who was forced to support the heavens on his shoulders as a result of his rebellion toward the gods.
Information Source:
Thrane, Susan W. County Courthouses of Ohio. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000.
Reproduction Creator:
Deshon, Robert A., 1915-2007
Reproduction View:
Doorway
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.

Wayne County Courthouse