Detail View: Architecture and Urban Planning Collection: Cuyahoga County Courthouse

Work Record ID: 
5402
Reproduction Record ID: 
5402
Work Class: 
Architecture
Work Type: 
county courthouse
Title: 
Cuyahoga County Courthouse
Title Type: 
preferred
Material: 
marble (rock)
Material Type: 
other
Material: 
pink granite
Material Type: 
other
Material: 
English oak
Material Type: 
other
Creator: 
Lehman & Schmidt, active early 20th century
Creator Dates: 
1900-1930
Creator Type: 
corporate
Creator Role: 
architect
Date: 
1906-1912
Date Type: 
creation
Location: 
Cleveland (Ohio)
Location Type: 
site
Location: 
1219 Ontario Street (Cleveland, Ohio)
Style Period: 
Beaux-Arts (style)
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
arches
Subject: 
columns (architectural elements)
Subject: 
balustrades
Subject: 
Cleveland (Ohio)
Description: 
The Cuyahoga County courthouse was completed in 1912 by architects Lehman and Schmidt with the distinction of being the second finished building in Cleveland's downtown group plan. The project was developed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, which sought to create a downtown space that combined all of Cleveland's public buildings in a central mall. The other buildings included in the plan are the Federal Building, the Cleveland Public Library and the Board of Education building. Cuyahoga's courthouse is said to reflect Cleveland's "turn-of-the-century" prosperity and includes materials like Milford pink granite, marble and English oak. Decorative art is also a major component of this building, from its statues depicting the rules of English law to its dramatic murals and stained-glass window.
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
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