Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid

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Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid
The Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid (August 2017).jpg
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid, August 2017
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid is located in New York
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid is located in the United States
Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid
LocationNY 414, Ovid, New York
Coordinates42°40′36″N 76°49′19″W / 42.67667°N 76.82194°W / 42.67667; -76.82194Coordinates: 42°40′36″N 76°49′19″W / 42.67667°N 76.82194°W / 42.67667; -76.82194
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built1845
ArchitectLatham, O.B. & O.S.; Bennett, Horace H.
Architectural styleNeo-Classical
NRHP reference #76001277[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 12, 1976

Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid, also known as the "Three Bears," is a historic courthouse complex located at Ovid in Seneca County, New York. The 1845 courthouse, known as "Papa Bear," is a ​2 12-story, three-by-four-bay, Neoclassical brick structure with a monumental frame pedimented portico supported by four Doric order columns and topped by a cupola. The "Old" Clerk's Office, known as "Mama Bear," was also constructed in 1845 and is similar in design and construction. The "New" Clerk's Office, known as "Baby Bear," was constructed about 1860 and is also of the same, simple Doric design.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ James Goche (July 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Seneca County Courthouse Complex at Ovid". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-11-10.See also: "Accompanying five photos".

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