Adams County Courthouse (Indiana)
Adams County Courthouse
|Location||112 S. Second St., Decatur, Indiana|
|Area||less than 1 acre (4,000 m2)|
|Architectural style||Second Empire|
|NRHP Reference #||08000914|
|Added to NRHP||September 17, 2008|
Adams County Courthouse is located in the city of Decatur, the county seat of Adams County, Indiana. It was built in 1872–1873 at a cost of $78,979.[n 1] The designer was J. C. Johnson, who had been trained as a carpenter and joiner and became a self-taught architect; he won second place in the Indiana State Capitol design competition.
- Peace Monument, a limestone statue of a female figure
- Elephant Rock, a memorial to author Gene Stratton-Porter, consisting of a gneiss glacial boulder with a bronze plaque
- Pioneer Memorial, a bronze plaque and stand, from 1936
- A $79,000 capital expense in 1872 would be roughly equivalent to $18,900,000 in 2010.
- "Announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places, September 26, 2008". New listings. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- Elizabeth Gallow and Beth Sullebarger (March 12, 2008) National Register of Historic Places Registration: Adams County, Indiana, Courthouse, National Park Service (62 pages including maps, plans, and 24 color photos, exterior and interior)
- Williamson, Samuel H. (April 2010). Seven Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a U.S. Dollar Amount, 1774 to present. MeasuringWorth. Calculations made using Nominal GDP Per Capita, a measure of capital intensivity, using "the 'average' per-person output of the economy in the prices of the current year." This is a measure of the amount of capital and volume of labor required to reproduce the work over varying production methods, but assuming that money represents a proportion of the economy.
- Counts, Will; Jon Dilts (1991). The 92 Magnificent Indiana Courthouses. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. pp. 8–9. ISBN 978-0-253-33638-5.
- "Weekly List Actions". National Park Service. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
- Photographs of the Adams County Courthouse from the Ball State University Digital Media Repository