Cuyahoga County Criminal Court Building, 1560 East Twenty-first Street, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH
1560 East Twenty-first Street, Cleveland, OH
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS OH-2441
Significance: The Cuyahoga County Criminal Court Building is a fine example of the Art Deco Style as interpreted in Cleveland during the late 1920s and 1930s. The interior contained a restrained, but elegant octagonal entrance rotunda. The building housed both the criminal courts and a jail, with an ingenious circulation pattern that maintained maximum security at the same time that it permitted efficient transfer from one to the other. This building was the scene of a number of highly publicized trials, including that of the Marilyn Sheppard murder case in 1954.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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