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Old (2nd and 3rd) Courthouse

Old (2nd and 3rd) Courthouse


Old (2nd and 3rd) Courthouse

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Evansville, IN

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1852-1855 Erected to replace old courthouse
1857 Rebuilt after fire damage
1891 Courthouse moves to new location and razed soon thereafter


North corner of Main St and 3rd St
District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.971342
Longitude: -87.571952
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Style: Greek Revival
Architect: Roquet, James



begun in 1852 destroyed by fire when nearly completed dec 1855 xmas eve fire rebuilt using same plans finished 1857 imposing domed structure, greek revival main mass was of brick with white -columned portico and a dome on the roof front entrance led into a paved corridor, on either side of which were the offices of auditor, the clerk, the sheriff, the recorder and the treasurer. on the 2nd floor were the courtrooms and judges chambers served as seat of county gvmt until 1891 part of the foundation was reused to build the Eichel Block, the next building on this site. diagonal from old one

See also Government / Civic Downtown district

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