Harrison County Courthouse (Ohio)

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Harrison County Courthouse
Harrison County Courthouse Ohio.jpg
View from Market Street
Harrison County Courthouse (Ohio) is located in Ohio
Harrison County Courthouse (Ohio)
Harrison County Courthouse (Ohio) is located in the US
Harrison County Courthouse (Ohio)
Location Courthouse Sq., Cadiz, Ohio
Coordinates 40°16′22″N 80°59′53″W / 40.27278°N 80.99806°W / 40.27278; -80.99806Coordinates: 40°16′22″N 80°59′53″W / 40.27278°N 80.99806°W / 40.27278; -80.99806
Built 1893
Architect Yost & Packard; Long, E.M.
Architectural style Second Empire
NRHP reference # 74001524[1]
Added to NRHP July 18, 1974

The Harrison County Courthouse in Cadiz, Ohio, United States, was constructed during 1893 to 1895 by Joseph W. Yost. The courthouse mirrors others of his design, with large arched windows and a central clock tower domed and topped with a statue of Justice. The porches to the entrances are covered with a balcony.[citation needed] The building's corners are partially separate structures topped with mansard roofs,[2] while post and lintel structures, topped with pediments, are placed on each side of the corner structures.[3] The entire exterior is constructed of stone.[2]

After the building was constructed, a mechanic's lien was filed by the Greer family to prevent the county from taking possession of the property. The issue was finally resolved and the county officials moved in. Like other courthouses, the Harrison County courthouse fell into disrepair. In 1993, the courthouse saw renovations of the premises, including an elevator, replacement of the roof, dome, and stairs, as well as other much needed repairs.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 760.
  3. ^ Harrison County Courthouse, Ohio Historical Society, 2007. Accessed 2010-02-13.