Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid

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Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid
Seneca County ex-Courthouse clerks office and GAR buildings (The Three Bears), Ovid, New York.jpg
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid, September 1998
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid is located in New York
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid
Location NY 414, Ovid, New York
Coordinates 42°40′36″N 76°49′19″W / 42.67667°N 76.82194°W / 42.67667; -76.82194Coordinates: 42°40′36″N 76°49′19″W / 42.67667°N 76.82194°W / 42.67667; -76.82194
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1845
Architect Latham, O.B. & O.S.; Bennett, Horace H.
Architectural style Neo-Classical
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76001277[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid, also known as the "Three Bears," is a historic courthouse complex located at Ovid in Seneca County, New York. The 1845 courthouse, known as "Papa Bear," is a 2 12-story, three-by-four-bay, Neoclassical brick structure with a monumental frame pedimented portico supported by four Doric order columns and topped by a cupola. The "Old" Clerk's Office, known as "Mama Bear," was also constructed in 1845 and is similar in design and construction. The "New" Clerk's Office, known as "Baby Bear," was constructed about 1860 and is also of the same, simple Doric design.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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