|Architect:||Robert N. Jones|
The courthouse was built in 1869 as the permanent replacement for several previous structures built before. It features a number of Italianate details including arched window hoods and intricate cornices. Several of the large windows feature stained glass overlays which provide an additional layer of interest and detail.
The building has a square footprint and features a cupola on the top of the building with a Lady of Justice statue placed on top. The cupola’s windows permit light to enter the center space of the building.
If You Go:
The Delaware County Courthouse is perched above Main Street on a small hill which magnifies its powerful appearance. Downtown Delaware is very walkable with a vibrant commercial corridor and a number of historic buildings. Ohio Wesleyan University occupies the southern end of Main Street and provides a great counterpoint to the civic core around the courthouse.
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