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Ohio Department of Industrial and Economic Development
Description: This photograph shows a view of the north corridor, State Office Building (now the Thomas Moyer Ohio Judicial Center). The corridor's walls and floor of gleaming marble lead to an exit with two doors. Architectural highlights include a rectangular hanging light fixture, a clock, and fluted marble columns. Construction of the building began in 1930 and was completed in 1933. The 14-story, white marble structure was designed by Cincinnati architect Harry Hake and serves as a classic example of the Art Moderne style. The interior of the building includes public spaces decorated with murals, mosaics and bas-reliefs that tell the history of Ohio and its industries. The building was later known as the Ohio Judicial Center until 2011, when the state Supreme Court named the center in honor of the late Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, who was the second-longest-serving chief justice in state history at the time of his death in April 2010. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05742
Subjects: Ohio History--State and Local Government; Architecture--Ohio--Columbus--History--20th century; Ohio Judicial Center (Columbus); Architecture--Ohio; Columbus (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Art Deco; Doors & doorways
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)