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Cuyahoga County Courthouse
Description: This image shows the Thomas Jefferson statue in front of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse. It was completed in 1912 by architects Lehman and Schmidt with the distinction of being the second finished building in Cleveland's downtown group plan. The project was developed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, which sought to create a downtown space that combined all of Cleveland's public buildings in a central mall. The other buildings included in the plan are the Federal Building, the Cleveland Public Library and the Board of Education building. Cuyahoga's Beaux-Arts courthouse is said to reflect Cleveland's "turn-of-the-century" prosperity and includes materials like Milford pink granite, marble and English oak. Decorative art is also a major component of this building, from its statues depicting the rules of English law to its dramatic murals and stained-glass window. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV101_B01F02_104
Subjects: Courthouses--Ohio; arches; columns (architectural elements); balustrades; Beaux-Arts
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio); 1219 Ontario St.