Edgar County Courthouse

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Edgar County Courthouse
The Edgar County Courthouse in Paris, Illinois.
Edgar County Courthouse is located in Illinois
Edgar County Courthouse
Location Main St., Paris, Illinois
Coordinates 39°36′47″N 87°41′38″W / 39.61306°N 87.69389°W / 39.61306; -87.69389Coordinates: 39°36′47″N 87°41′38″W / 39.61306°N 87.69389°W / 39.61306; -87.69389
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1891–93
Architect Elliot, Henry
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 81000221[1]
Added to NRHP June 4, 1981

The Edgar County Courthouse, located in Paris, Illinois, is the county courthouse of Edgar County. The courthouse was constructed from 1891 until 1893; it is the first and only building used as Edgar County's courthouse. Architect Henry Elliot designed the building in the Romanesque Revival style. The courthouse's exterior has four main sides and four entrances situated between each adjacent pair of sides. Each side includes two towers at each end and a central section with a tall gable. Each tower features two medieval dormers. An wedding-cake style iron clock tower, built shortly after the building was completed, tops the center of the courthouse.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 4, 1981.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Carvey, Elizabeth A. (January 12, 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Edgar County Courthouse". Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. Retrieved December 16, 2013.