Belmont County Courthouse; St. Clairsville, Ohio

Belmont County Courthouse; St. Clairsville, Ohio

Basics:
Location: St. Clairsville, Ohio
Architect: J.W. Yost
Syle: Second Empire
Material: Sandstone
Year Built: 1886
Register No. 94000246 (district)

This beautiful historic courthouse is sited at the highest point in the area and looms over the adjacent valleys.

Key Details:

Prominent Ohio architect J.W. Yost designed the building about the same time as a concurrent work, the Miami County Courthouse in Troy, Ohio.  The front facade of the building features a large staircase, a four-columned portico, and Greek Capitals.

The structure is a contributing property to the St. Clairsville Historic District which contains a number of significant buildings lining Main Street.  The courthouse is still in use today and houses the Belmont County Court of Common Pleas.

If You Go:

Because of its prominent location, the building is easily visible from I-70 and is one of the first noticeable landmarks for motorists entering Ohio from West Virginia.  St. Clairsville has a charming Main Street with a number of small businesses and unique buildings.

Sources:

http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natregsearchresult.do?fullresult=true&recordid=21

http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Courthouses/belmont.asp

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