Description: Photograph of the former Cuyahoga County Courthouse, located on Seneca Street (now West 3rd Street), 1889, from the collection of Louis Baus. Baus, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in 1875. He began his career as a professional photographer doing studio work before becoming a staff photographer for the Cleveland Advocate in 1911. Baus worked for the paper, which was later purchased by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, for thirty-eight years until his death in 1949. He was also an avid collector of historic photographs. The Louis Baus Collection consists of over one thousand photographs mounted in eleven albums, showing historic Cleveland, the village of Zoar and Ohio covered bridges and mills. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: P223_B01_A03_209 Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Cities and towns--Ohio; Courthouses--Ohio--History; Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Description: The photograph shows the front exterior of the first courthouse in Hancock County. The two-story frame structure has 8/12 windows, five on the second floor and four on the first floor. Just to the right of the front door is an Ohio Historical Marker that reads:
“First Courthouse of Hancock County. This ‘temporary courthouse’ was authorized by the county commissioners in 1831, completed in 1833 and in use until 1842. The building then served many functions such as a school, church, hotel, dentist office, store and residence. It has been moved twice, 1862 and 1913, from its original location on the southwest corner of South Main and West Crawford Streets. First County Court Session, March 14, 1828. First Court of Common Pleas, June, 1828. First Lawyer, Edson Goit, June, 1828. First Courthouse, 1833. Second Courthouse, 1842. Present Courthouse, 1888 Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association, March 27, 1899.”
View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07009 Subjects: Findlay (Ohio); Hancock County (Ohio); Architecture--Ohio; Courthouses--Ohio Places: Findlay (Ohio); Hancock County (Ohio)
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