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Wayne County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Richmond, Wayne County, IN



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HB462356
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Item Title


Location
Courthouse Square, Richmond, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IN-115
Building/structure dates: 1893 initial construction
Significance: The Wayne County Courthouse is one of Indiana's most imposing 19th century courthouses, and is a handsome example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. It is massively scaled with rock-faced stone walls, rounded arches, and steeply pitched multiple gable roofs. The structure was designed by prominent Midwest architect James McLaughlin of Cincinnati. McLaughlin designed many of Cincinnati's most distinguished late 19th century buildings, including the courthouse, public library and art museum. The courthouse was constructed of excellent materials and embellished with hand-crafted glass windows, wall frescoes, and wooden and stone carvings. Although the structure is predominantly monochromatic, the interplay of surface textures creates an appearance of diversity. Some of the original interior flavor has been lost with the removal of frescoing and original light fixtures, but much of the woodwork and original furniture remain, lending to its overall character. The Courthouse remains one of the Midwest's most impressive 19th century commercial buildings.

Related Names
McLaughlin, James W.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 GENERAL VIEW OF EAST (FRONT) FACADE
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL OF EAST (FRONT) FACADE
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW OF WEST FACADE
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL OF EAST FACADE FROM SOUTHWEST
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW OF SOUTH (SIDE) ELEVATION
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL OF ARCHED BALCONY
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL SCREEN
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL INSCRIBED STONE ON NORTH SIDE
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW OF ARCH FROM NORTHWEST
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW OF ARCH FROM SOUTHWEST
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL OF WEST FACADE
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL STONE SCREEN, EAST FACADE
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL DORMER
17. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL TOWER
18. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 PHOTOCOPY OF ORIGINAL RENDERING
19. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 GENERAL VIEW OF ATTIC INTERIOR
20. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 GENERAL VIEW OF ATTIC INTERIOR FROM SOUTHWEST
21. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW OF BRICK ARCH OVER OPEN-GRILLE ATTIC WINDOW
22. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL OF BASE OF ROOF TRUSS
23. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 CENTRAL STAIR HALL
24. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL STAIRWAY
25. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL ARCH IN STAIRHALL
26. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW OF COURTROOM
27. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL COURTROOM RAIL
28. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 VIEW TELLER'S COUNTER
29. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer January 1975 DETAIL ORIGINAL GASLIGHT FIXTURE (NO- electric circa 1910)


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