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. 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