Title: County Courthouses of Ohio
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Very nice hardback and jacket. Light wear. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: BC5) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 045522
Synopsis: The first court session in Ohio took place on September 2, 1788, in a blockhouse at Marietta, Washington County. Arthur St. Clair, the first governor of what was then the Northwest Territory, organized the Court of Common Pleas when he established the county by proclamation on July 16, 1788. Law and the courts have played a central role in Ohio ever since. With statehood in 1803 and the growth of communities, the settlers built log courthouses at first and then moved on to more sophisticated materials and architectural designs. The county courthouse literally became the central symbol of each community. This magnificent, lavishly illustrated book presents each of Ohio's 88 existing courthouses through a sumptuous layout of color and black-and-white images. In addition, Susan Thrane provides a brief history of each county with relevant details about the design of the courthouse and highlights of the events which occurred there. Along with discussion of the earliest building, the book presents the existing buildings in chronological order from oldest to youngest. Thus, Highland County (constructed in 1832-35) comes first, and Franklin County (1969-72) is last.
This is a book to be treasured by all Ohioans.
About the Author: Susan Thrane's interest in Ohio courthouses arises from her experiences while practicing law in the historic courthouses of southeastern and Franklin counties. She has been active in historic preservation while restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired usonian country home and a Burlington, Vermont, pied-a-terre.
Tom Patterson is a photographer and graphic designer, born in Dayton, Ohio. After earning a degree in Wildlife Management from Eastern New Mexico University, he returned to the midwest and eventually to the family business, Patterson Graphics, Inc.
Bill Patterson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Dayton Art Institute and began a career as a designer, illustrator, photographer and art director in advertising agencies and commercial studios. In 1965, he started Bill Patterson Advertising Design which evolved into Patterson Graphics, Inc. in 1980.
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