Lawrence County Courthouse (Illinois)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Lawrence County Courthouse
Lawrence County Courthouse in Lawrenceville from the east.jpg
Lawrence County Courthouse (Illinois) is located in Illinois
Lawrence County Courthouse (Illinois)
Lawrence County Courthouse (Illinois) is located in the US
Lawrence County Courthouse (Illinois)
Location 1100 State St.
Coordinates 38°43′46″N 87°40′56″W / 38.72944°N 87.68222°W / 38.72944; -87.68222Coordinates: 38°43′46″N 87°40′56″W / 38.72944°N 87.68222°W / 38.72944; -87.68222
Built 1888-89
Built by Benjamin F. Trester, Jr.
Architect McDonald Bros.
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference # 10000992[1]
Added to NRHP December 7, 2010

The Lawrenceville County Courthouse, located at 1100 State St. in Lawrenceville, is the county courthouse serving Lawrence County, Illinois. Built in 1888-89, the courthouse is the third used by the county; all three courthouses were built at the same site in Lawrenceville's public square. The McDonald Brothers, an architectural firm from Louisville, Kentucky, designed the building in the Renaissance Revival style. The courthouse has a six-story clock tower with a clock and bell made by the Seth Thomas Clock Company; the tower is topped by an octagonal copper cupola. The main entrance to the courthouse, located below the clock tower on the building's north side, is surrounded by a stone portico supported by Tuscan columns and topped by a balcony. A copper cornice and limestone architrave encircle the top of the courthouse's main section; the second-story windows of this section have copper architraves, and a limestone belt course separates the two stories.[2]

The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 7, 2010.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/06/10 Through 12/10/10". National Park Service. December 17, 2010. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Burgett, David M., Jr. (March 2, 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Lawrence County Courthouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 5, 2014.