Fulton County Courthouse (Indiana)

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Fulton County Courthouse
Fulton County Courthouse at Night.jpg
Fulton County Courthouse
Fulton County Courthouse (Indiana) is located in Indiana
Fulton County Courthouse (Indiana)
Location 815 Main St., Rochester, Indiana
Coordinates 41°3′56″N 86°12′55″W / 41.06556°N 86.21528°W / 41.06556; -86.21528Coordinates: 41°3′56″N 86°12′55″W / 41.06556°N 86.21528°W / 41.06556; -86.21528
Built 1895
Architect Rush A.W. & Son; Gibson, J.P.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 00001138[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 2000

The Fulton County Courthouse is a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Rochester, Indiana, United States.

The Fulton County Courthouse was completed in 1895 in the Richardsonian Romanesque style.[2] It is a prominent building in the Rochester Downtown Historic District.[3]

The limestone courthouse, which was already on the National Register as of September 22, 2000, is located on Ninth Street. Four different memorials are on its grounds: one for the Pottawatomies' Trail of Death, a cornerstone for the Rochester College, and two war memorials. Although most of the buildings in the district are constructed of brick, after the construction of the courthouse, with its rusticated limestone construction, it is believed that other buildings were renovated to match the courthouse using faux stone that was cemented to their brick structures.[3] Limestone is also used on the name blocks of buildings. The historic fire department has an engraved limestone name block above its door. The city hall not only has a similar limestone name block, but the right and left bays of the hall have limestone diamonds above them.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Places to see, things to do in Fulton Co.". The Rochester Sentinel. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c http://www.in.gov/dnr/files/hp_rochester.pdf