Wayne County Courthouse (Indiana)

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Wayne County Courthouse
Wayne County Courthouse in Richmond, western side closeup.jpg
Wayne County Courthouse (Indiana) is located in Indiana
Wayne County Courthouse (Indiana)
Nearest city Richmond, Indiana
Coordinates 39°49′42″N 84°53′50″W / 39.82833°N 84.89722°W / 39.82833; -84.89722Coordinates: 39°49′42″N 84°53′50″W / 39.82833°N 84.89722°W / 39.82833; -84.89722
Built 1893
Architect James W. McLaughlin
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Government
NRHP Reference # 78000042[1]
Added to NRHP December 8, 1978

The Wayne County Courthouse, in Richmond, Indiana was built during the period 1890-93. The building was designed by Cincinnati, Ohio architect James W. McLaughlin and the construction was supervised by New Castle, Indiana architect William S. Kaufman. Architectural historians Michael Tomlan and Mary Raddant-Tomlan have suggested that the Wayne County Courthouse was influenced both in terms of exterior design and elements of interior layout by Henry Hobson Richardson's Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] It borders the northern boundary of the Old Richmond Historic District which includes some of Richmond's earliest extant architecture.

East front of the courthouse facing downtown Richmond


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

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