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Our courthouse

Postby TomCofer » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:34 am

Here's a photo of our local courthouse. Thankfully, it was taken last winter, 'cause we do not have snow on the ground now. :)

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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:27 am

Gorgeous old building.
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Postby Onslow » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:23 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Gorgeous old building.

Agree with you there Ernst, lovely...

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Re: Our courthouse

Postby WesternGuy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:27 am

Tom, interesting image and snow too! What I find interesting is the symmetry that is shown in this "full frontal view". I am wondering if it carries around to other views of the building. For example, if you walked around to the rear of the structure, would there be any symmetry in its external appearance when shot from the back, or even from the side. When was this built, as it is probably an excellent example of the architecture of its day?

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Re: Our courthouse

Postby TomCofer » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:25 am

Thanks folks,

WG, The building looks similar on it's other sides except there are heating & cooling equipment and other stuff which take away from the views. Here's a bit more information on the building.

From: http://www.visitmo.com/fredericktown-co ... trict.aspx
"The Fredericktown Courthouse Square Historic District includes a Lancaster Plan courthouse square. In the center of the square is the 2.5-story Second Renaissance Revival style Madison County Courthouse, which was constructed in 1900. The courthouse square plan includes two main streets that extend perpendicular to the central square/courthouse. The downtown district’s streets hold one, two, and three-story brick commercial buildings constructed from the late 19th century through the early-to-mid 1940s. One building located northeast of the courthouse square was constructed circa 1845; this is a limestone building used as a livery/stable. This property is the oldest extant building in the district."
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