Detail View: Architecture and Urban Planning Collection: Van Wert County Courthouse

Work Record ID: 
5639
Reproduction Record ID: 
5639
Work Class: 
Architecture
Work Type: 
county courthouse
Title: 
Van Wert County Courthouse
Title Type: 
preferred
Creator: 
Thomas J. Tolan & Son, active late 19th century
Creator Dates: 
1860-1890
Creator Type: 
corporate
Creator Role: 
architect
Date: 
1874-1876
Date Type: 
creation
Location: 
Van Wert (Ohio)
Location Type: 
site
Location: 
101 E. Main Street (Van Wert, Ohio)
Style Period: 
Second Empire
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
quoins
Subject: 
National Register of Historic Places
Subject: 
cornices
Subject: 
mansard roofs
Subject: 
balustrades
Subject: 
clock towers
Subject: 
dormers
Subject: 
stringcourses
Subject: 
pavilions (building divisions)
Subject: 
Van Wert (Ohio)
Description: 
The Van Wert County courthouse dominates Van Wert's business district with its impressive facade composed of galvanized iron with pressed-zinc trimmings. Because the walls are made of pressed brick, the building is fireproof. Above the entrance is an 8 foot tall statue of Justice.
Information Source: 
Thrane, Susan W. County Courthouses of Ohio. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000.
Reproduction Creator: 
Deshon, Robert A., 1915-2007
Reproduction View: 
Front and side facade
Reproduction View Type: 
exterior view
Reproduction Information Source: 
Ohio Historical Society
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
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