Monroe County Courthouse (Ohio)

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Monroe County Courthouse
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Monroe County Courthouse
Monroe County Courthouse (Ohio) is located in Ohio
Monroe County Courthouse (Ohio)
Location Main St. in Woodsfield, Ohio
Coordinates 39°45′46″N 81°6′59″W / 39.76278°N 81.11639°W / 39.76278; -81.11639Coordinates: 39°45′46″N 81°6′59″W / 39.76278°N 81.11639°W / 39.76278; -81.11639
Built 1905
Architect Samuel Hannaford & Sons
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80003168[1]
Added to NRHP July 21, 1980

The Monroe County Courthouse is located in Woodsfield, Ohio and is one of few courthouses located in a town square. The building is of red brick with yellow brick quions, pillars and pediments, which are said to represent the colors of fall in the surrounding countryside. The main entrance is reached by a small flight of stairs between Ionic columns and a pediment of fine arched stone.

The courthouse has one of ten largest clocks in the world, which can be seen from miles away. Its four faces were installed in 1908 by Howard Clock Company of New York. The cost of the clock was $2,775.

The dome of the courthouse was once a bright copper plating, but was removed due to public dissatisfaction.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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