Marshall County- Plymouth (1872-)

Some of our courthouse squares are thriving, some are moribund, and others are in stasis. Some feature a courthouse that dominates the center of downtown, some are threatened by the removal of the courts to greener pastures almost outside city boundaries, and some just flat-out don’t exist anymore at all. Despite the differences, studies have […]

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Bartholomew County- Columbus (1874-)

Columbus is home to an impressive amount of great architecture- it almost has to be in order to live up to its nickname, “the Athens of the Prairie.” Notable mid-century and modern architects I.M. Pei (the 1969 Cleo Rogers Memorial Library), Elier Saarinen (1942’s First Christian Church), his son Eero (the 1957 Miller House and […]

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Dubois County- Jasper (1911-)

Today we’re going to talk about all kinds of things.  One of my favorite childhood memories was seeing the illuminated clock of the old Elkhart County Courthouse in Goshen wave howdy to my brother and me towards my dad’s house every other weekend when we’d visit him. Since most of my courthouse visits over the […]

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