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Putnam County Courthouse, Hennepin, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KG1960
N 41° 15.202 W 089° 20.571
16T E 303711 N 4569530
Quick Description: This courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Illinois that is still in use as a courthouse.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2006 7:14:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 33

Long Description:
This courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Illinois that is still in use. It was built in 1839 in the Greek Revival architectural style by Gorham and Durley (architectural company).

Of course, over the years the interior has been remodeled and updated. New additions have been added to the rear of the building. However, the exterior appearance of the original front of the building has been kept original as much as possible.

It is open during normal business hours on weekdays.
Street address:
4th Street
Hennepin, Illinois U.S.

County / Borough / Parish: Putnam County

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: architecture/engineering

Periods of significance: 1825 -1899

Historic function: County government and courthouse

Current function: County government and courthouse

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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