The Shelby County Courthouse : Marker #2-75
Posted by: Mr. 0
N 40° 17.092 W 084° 09.336
16T E 741801 N 4463258
Quick Description: Located next to the Shelby County Courthouse in Sidney, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2007 10:23:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM1MQ6
In 1819, the State of Ohio formally recognized Shelby County, named for Isaac Shelby, veteran of the American Revolution and former governor of Kentucky. The first county seat was located in Hardin, but was moved to Sidney in 1820 to centralize county government. The corner stone of the present courthouse was laid on July 4, 1881. George Maetzel from Columbus served as architect and superintendent of construction. Modeled after the county courthouse in Licking County, the project was completed in 1883 at a cost of $200,000. Materials, such as limestone, sandstone, and marble arrived by canal boat. The French Second Empire style building has four symmetrical sides facing the four points of the compass, each side with pillared porticoes approached by broad stone steps. A figure of Lady Justice holding the scales of equal justice surmounts each fa?ade. The roof is classical mansard, and the center170-foot tower is of galvanized iron, encompassing four clocks.
Marker Number: 2-75
Significance of Location: Building or House
Bicentenial Mark: yes
Website address: [Web Link]
Additional Coordinate: Not Listed
Additional Coordinate description: Not listed
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