Cumberland County Courthouse (Illinois)

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Cumberland County Courthouse
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Cumberland County Courthouse (Illinois) is located in Illinois
Cumberland County Courthouse (Illinois)
Location Court House Sq., Toledo, Illinois
Coordinates 39°16′20″N 88°14′34″W / 39.27222°N 88.24278°W / 39.27222; -88.24278Coordinates: 39°16′20″N 88°14′34″W / 39.27222°N 88.24278°W / 39.27222; -88.24278
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1887-88
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 81000220[1]
Added to NRHP June 11, 1981

The Cumberland County Courthouse, located in Courthouse Square in Toledo, is the county courthouse of Cumberland County, Illinois. Built in 1887–88, the building is Cumberland County's second courthouse. The first courthouse, located at the same site as the current one, was built in 1856 and burned in 1885. The second courthouse was designed by architects S. S. Goehring and L.L. Pierson. The building's design features a central clock tower, arched entrances on the east and west sides, column-supported balconies above the entrances, and a balustrade along the roofline. The building has continuously served as the seat of county government since its opening.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 11, 1981.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Eichacker, John C.; W. Scott Everhart (January 12, 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Cumberland County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved December 19, 2013.