Putnam County, Ohio- Ottawa (1912-)

We’ve recently talked about two of Ohio’s biggest county seats, so now we’ll charge ahead with one of the state’s smallest. Susan Thrane kicks off Putnam County’s entry in her book County Courthouses of Ohio by noting the the courthouse commission’s intent to create a structure “larger than necessary for present needs” way back in […]

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Franklin County, Ohio- Columbus (2011-)

You’ve just GOTTA see the 1877 Franklin County Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio! Unfortunately,  though, you can’t since it was demolished forty-six years ago. Today we’ll be talking about its successors, a group of buildings known as the Franklin County Government Center, but here’s a postcard of the old building -equal parts Second Empire marvel and […]

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