Fountain County Clerk's Building

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Fountain County Clerk's Building
Fountain County Clerk's Building.jpg
Fountain County Clerk's Building, May 2012
Fountain County Clerk's Building is located in Fountain County, Indiana
Fountain County Clerk's Building
Fountain County Clerk's Building is located in Indiana
Fountain County Clerk's Building
Fountain County Clerk's Building is located in the United States
Fountain County Clerk's Building
Location516 4th St., Covington, Indiana
Coordinates40°8′20″N 87°23′49″W / 40.13889°N 87.39694°W / 40.13889; -87.39694Coordinates: 40°8′20″N 87°23′49″W / 40.13889°N 87.39694°W / 40.13889; -87.39694
Arealess than one acre
Built1842 (1842), 1859
Architectural styleFederal, Double pile
NRHP reference #02000692[1]
Added to NRHPJune 27, 2002

Fountain County Clerk's Building, also known as the Lew Wallace Law Office, is a historic government office building located at Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. It was built in 1842, and is a one-story, double pile, Federal style red brick building. It has a side gable roof and sits on a stone foundation. The front facade features a nearly full-width front porch with decorative scrollwork. It housed the office of the county clerk until 1859, when the building was sold and moved to its present location and the clerk's offices were moved to the third Fountain County Courthouse. From 1849 to 1853, the building housed the law office of Lew Wallace (1827-1901).[2]:5, 8

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2015-10-01. Note: This includes Carol Ann Freese and Nancy Wagner (December 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Fountain County Clerk's Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-01. and Accompanying photographs.